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MAN CITY v Southampton – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

23 May

The final game of this strange season is here. Disappointment and frustration have reigned for much of the campaign, interspersed with the odd fleeting glimmer of excitement, and since the derby we have been almost counting down the games until the close. With second place now secured, one more pressure-free encounter sees us home. Manuel [...]

Swansea v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

16 May

Vincent Kompany has had another full week of training after his most recent injury, but with four wins on the bounce and just two games left this season, Manuel Pellegrini will no doubt be tempted to stick with the same back four that he has selected since the derby. If the manager does fancy shoring [...]

MAN CITY v QPR – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

9 May

Vincent Kompany returned to training this week and will be desperate to figure in the starting eleven, although a personal view is that he should not be rushed in any way whatsoever. With his history of muscle injuries over the past few seasons and with no post-season international tournament, he ought to be allowed to [...]

MAN CITY v Aston Villa – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

25 Apr

After the comfortable victory at home to West Ham last time out, it would be a surprise if there were too many changes for this encounter. Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy both remain sidelined at the back, so the defence is set to be unchanged, with Fernandinho and Fernando battling for one role in central [...]

MAN CITY v West Ham – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

18 Apr

Vincent Kompany could well be sidelined for the rest of the season with the injury he suffered in last weekend’s Manchester derby, so Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala look set for a spell together at the heart of defence. Aleks Kolarov should play in Gael Clichy’s absence. David Silva is 8/1 to score the opening [...]

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