Manchester City, who have won four of the last five Premier League titles, will continue their quest for a fifth crown when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Fulham recently suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Still, the result has little significance for the club as they have now secured their position in the Premier League for another season.
The Cottagers enjoyed a strong run of form after returning from the World Cup break, winning six out of their nine games and climbing as high as sixth in the table.
Despite some recent setbacks, including five defeats in their last seven games, Fulham will be keen to end the campaign on a high note and cement their place in the top half of the table.
Fulham PL Form: L L W W L
Manchester City’s match against Arsenal was touted as a potential title decider, with both teams eager to claim victory and take a step closer to Premier League glory.
However, the match ended up being one-sided, with Guardiola’s men delivering a scintillating performance to record a dominant 4-1 win in front of their home fans at the Etihad Stadium.
They have won an incredible 12 out of their last 13 matches in all competitions, scoring an astonishing 45 goals. Their only blemish in this run of form was a draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League at the Allianz Arena.
Even more impressive is Manchester City’s current unbeaten streak of 17 matches. They have recorded 14 wins and three draws since their last defeat, a testament to their strength and consistency as a team.
Manchester City PL Form: W W W W W
Due to an eight-game suspension, Fulham will be without their star striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic, for the upcoming match.
In addition to Mitrovic’s absence, Fulham will be without Layvin Kurzawa, who is still recovering from a knee injury.
On top of these injuries, there are also doubts over the availability of Harry Wilson and Willian for Sunday’s game. Both players are dealing with fitness concerns, and whether they will be fit enough to feature in the match remains to be seen.
Manchester City’s squad is looking strong ahead of their upcoming match, with only one player on the injury list.
Defender Nathan Ake is set to miss out due to injury, but otherwise, manager Pep Guardiola has a full complement of players to choose from.
Fulham’s expected starting lineup:
Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; James, Pereira, Solomon; Decordova-Reid
Manchester City’s expected starting lineup:
Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland
Head to Head
Manchester City goes into their upcoming clash with Fulham boasting an impressive record against their opponents.
The two teams have faced each other on 71 occasions, with City emerging victorious in 38 matches. In contrast, Fulham have only secured 17 victories over their opponents.
Time, Date & Venue
Date: Sunday, April 30
Time: 02:00 pm, BST
Venue: Craven Cottage Stadium, London
Manchester City will continue their impressive winning streak when they take on Fulham in their upcoming Premier League clash.