The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates on a system of promotion & relegation with the English Football League. The Premier League is incorporation in which the member clubs act as shareholders. Man City can keep pace with English Premier League leaders Liverpool on Monday if they are capable to overcome the visit of giant-killing Wolves at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola's side needs 3 points to remain firmly in the rearview mirror of Jurgen Klopp and their title rivals in the nation to defend their crown. They face something of a banana skin with Nuno Espirito Santo's team, who have already turned over the Reds, along with Chelsea and Tottenham this epoch against the odds.
Manchester City F.C
Manchester City Football Club, at times abbreviated to Man City, is a football club based in Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 5 league titles, 5 FA Cups, 5 League Cups, 5 FA Community Shields, & 1 European Cup Winners Cup.
Man City Squad
Man City squad
Ederson, Muric, Grimshaw
Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Walker, Stones, Mangala
De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Delph
Sterling, Sane, Jesus, Bolton
Confirmed Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Danilo, Bernardo, Fernandinho, David Silva, Sterling, Sane, Jesus.
Will the Midlands club spring other surprises when they travel north? Or will the hosts cruise to get-at-able victory?
Game: Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Date: Monday, January 14, 2019
Time: 8:00pm GMT/3:00pm ET
Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva & Fernandinho have yet to start a league game together this season - 5 things to look out for on Monday night. Manchester City is ready to step up their Premier League title defense with an important team selection. Barring any last setbacks, they have the brilliant midfield trio of Fernandinho, David Silva & Kevin de Bruyne ready to start a league game together for the 1st time this season. And that could have a big impact on the designation race, just as it did last season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, generally known as Wolves, is a professional football club in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. Wolves played very well on the day, & Pep Guardiola tipped them to take points off all of the top teams this season. But the fact is that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side won the game with a handball goal from Willy Boly, & City hit the woodwork twice. They will be motive on not leaving anything to chance this time.
Rui Patricio, Ruddy, Norris
Bennett, Coady, Boly, Dendoncker, Iorfa, Vinagre
Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Giles, Watt, Goncalves, Gibbs-White, Swiss
Costa, Jota, Jimenez, Cavaleiro, Ashley-Seal, Bonatini, Traore
Confirmed Wolves XI: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Jota, Jimenez.
Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo
Arena/Stadium: Molineux Stadium
Owner: Fosun International
Location: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Nicknames: The Wanderers, Wolves
Remarkable statistics show that in the 23 league games in which those 3 started together, the Blues won 21 & drew 2 – & those draws were down to a ridiculous 1st half red card for Kyle Walker against Everton & the Huddersfield 0-0 when the title was already in the bag. By contrast, when 1 or more of those 3 didn’t start, City won 11, drew 2 & suffered their only two defeats, by Liverpool & Manchester United. Man City has already dropped points against Wolverhampton this season – but the 1-1 draw at Molineux has suffered from something of a re-write of history.
Bit of scouting
The hunt for a long-term successor to Fernandinho has thrown up a fair few names, & that of Wolves youngster Ruben Neves is more credible than most. The 21-year-old has been a key part of the Midlands side’s success story, & he underlined his potential with a brilliant long-range winner to knock Liverpool out of the FA Cup last week. Man City has been impressed by him, & they get another chance to see how he compares against their own midfield maestros at the Etihad tomorrow.
Four & out
Gabriel Jesus likes a young man who had re-discovered the joy of Football after his 4 goal haul against Burton Albion in midweek. But he could be about to realize that even 5 goals in 2 games are not enough to dislodge Sergio Aguero from the side.
Details about the game between Liverpool and Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace has a mighty challenge ahead at Anfield as The Eagles are going to face Liverpool this weekend. Crystal Palace is well known for shocking the mighty clubs. Crystal Palace stands at the 14th position where The Reds are at the top of the Premier League points table. Palace has earned 22 points from 22 Premier League matches, while Liverpool has bagged 57 points, after playing an equal number of matches. For more information on Crystal Palace English Premier League, visit here. Liverpool will be looking to seal a victory as there is only a difference of four points between them and 2nd placed Manchester City. To learn more about the Liverpool team, please visit here.
English Premier League 2018-19
Venue: Anfield Stadium
Date: 19 January 2019
Time: 3 PM GMT, 10 AM ET
Referee: Jonathan Moss