Manchester United v Manchester City: Preview, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Manchester City: Preview, Stats & Key Men

The 175th Manchester derby is upon us and it could just be the most important fixture these two sides have had in the Premier League since December 2012. Manchester United have been phenomenal at home. There's been question marks early on as to whether the Portuguese could ever really imprint his style on Man United but with a 40 game unbeaten streak at home that stretches back to September 2016 (a club record), Mourinho has quite evidently answered it in …
Q & A with Stephen Tudor: Manchester Derby #175

Q & A with Stephen Tudor: Manchester Derby #175

As the 2017/18 season is gearing towards its first Manchester derby - the fixture this whole title race is almost entirely pivoted on, I decided to speak to Manchester City fan and freelance football writer Stephen Tudor to get his thoughts on how the game is viewed among the blues of Manchester and what Sunday's 175th encounter between the two clubs could mean to the Northern Powerhouse of Manchester and the Premier League in general. Stephen has written and continues …
Is Fernandinho Man City's Unsung Hero?

Is Fernandinho Man City's Unsung Hero?

Manchester City are flying in the Premier League this season, with Pep Guardiola seemingly putting last season’s trophyless campaign behind him, finding a formula that combines some exceptionally talented attacking players, with a system that provides defensive cover to an area that has often proved to be City’s Achilles heel in recent years. Last season, Guardiola’s first in English football, was his first without a trophy after a magnificent start to his managerial career in Spain and Germany, where he …
Manchester City: The Rightful Champions-Elect

Manchester City: The Rightful Champions-Elect

Eleven Premier League games unbeaten, 38 goals scored in all competitions, eight points clear at the top of the table and unbeaten in their Champions League group. It's not been a bad start for Manchester City in 2017-18. Pep Guardiola was criticised last season after Man City failed to bring home any silverware but after the start his side have made this year, he has received nothing but praise. And rightly so. City are the most exciting team in the …
Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After their respective European exploits over the week, Arsenal and Manchester City return to the Premier League to face each other in a massive match before the international break. Manchester City return from Naples as triumphant winners and already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League.  They'll come back to Manchester to play what should be an easier match.  Arsenal have struggled away from home in the Premier League in 2017, while City are yet to drop a …
Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Pep Guardiola's first season with Manchester City didn't quite live up to expectations, but last season's critics have been well and truly silenced. City have been irresistible so far. In defence they look secure, buoyed by the addition of Ederson who looks to be the 'keeper they have been crying out for. Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form, with numerous majestic performances in the City midfield and assists that not even people sat in the stands would've seen …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Manchester City Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will host arguably the first fixture which pits two of the strongest contenders for the Premier League title this season, against each other - Champions Chelsea versus Challengers Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, where the crown currently resides. With all the focus on Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and the supposed two-way battle in Manchester, the start that Chelsea have made to their domestic and European campaign, has gone under the radar. The Blues, after a disappointing opening day defeat …
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