Maicon and Micah Richards are both still missing with injuries, but Jack Rodwell is available once again, although he will not be match fit yet and may have to bide his time on the bench in the near future. Samir Nasri has served his three game suspension so is a contender to start, although James Milner’s excellent recent form down the right will give Roberto Mancini something to think about.
One possible option is to move Milner to a more central position, replacing Javi Garcia, with Nasri slotting in on the right. Further forward, Sergio Aguero is, thankfully, back fit but like Rodwell, won’t be 100% sharp and is expected to be named on the bench.
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Here is the side Mancini could select:
Referee: Jon Moss - New to the Premier League, he has only officiated one City match previously, that being earlier this season when we swept aside Aston Villa 5-0.
Prediction: MAN CITY 3 – 0 Fulham – The visitors have the potential to be a dangerous opponent but we should have more than enough quality to secure the three points. Goals to be scored by Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez and David Silva.
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