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Carragher – Dias is the best defender in the Premier League
Manchester City, News

Carragher – Dias is the best defender in the Premier League

Jamie Carragher has hailed Ruben Dias as the best center-back in the Premier League and even rates him higher than Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk. The 23-year-old has helped in the transformation of Man City's defensive fortunes since joining from Benfica in a deal worth £62million in the summer. Dias has brought organization and leadership to the backline. He has played his role perfectly in the successes that the Citizens have enjoyed thus far. Dias has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season and has helped in putting Pep Guardiola's men one win away from the 2020/21 Premier League title, as well as in the UEFA Champions League final for the first time. The player has been so good that Carragher loves the Portuguese star despite City's rivalry with Liverpo...
Guardiola praises Torres, eyes PSG challenge at the Etihad
Manchester City, News, Paris Saint-Germain

Guardiola praises Torres, eyes PSG challenge at the Etihad

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Ferran Torres after his performance in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, describing it as his best in a Manchester City shirt. Torres was one of the eight changes for the game and recovered from a shaky start to impress as he made himself the main man for every attack that was launched by the Citizens. He put his name on the scoresheet 80 seconds after Aguero's opener by bending a lovely effort into the corner to ensure a 2:0 win that moved them closer to the 2020/21 Premier League title. It was a brilliant display from the Spaniard and the goal was his 10th of the season and this is a good one for his first season after making the move from Valencia. READ: Sweet revenge for Conte as Inter halts Juve’s Serie...
UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?
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UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?

The Premier League is the go-to league at the moment in Europe after three of their teams have made it to the quarterfinal stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League against all odds. We may have predicted this number making it to the round of 16 but making it further? Well, unless the folks at Footiehound are psychic. The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are in the next stage of the competition and have ignited hopes that the UCL title can end up in England this season. However, can these clubs make their numbers count? England currently has the highest number of representatives remaining in the competition and this is a good one although there is the concern of an all Premier League encounter. Regardless, they've been impressive in the competition this season. RE...
Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28
Chelsea, Featured, Manchester City

Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28

2020/21 Premier League matchday 28 kicks off this Saturday, and we have our eyes on two games namely, Chelsea away to Leeds United at Elland Road in the early kickoff and Manchester City away to relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage. LEEDS UNITED vs CHELSEA (Marcelo Bielsa vs Thomas Tuchel) It's no more news that early kickoffs can come with their surprises and the Blues will be wary of the threat that the energetic Marcelo Bielsa-led side can pose, especially whilst at home. Tuchel is yet to lose a game since he became Chelsea's boss, and although Leeds are not in the best of form in recent times, it will be foolhardy to undermine them as they're getting close to the relegation waters but won't want to be soaked in them. Regardless, this should be an exciting game betw...
Solskjaer’s United – Kings of the derby at the Etihad
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Solskjaer’s United – Kings of the derby at the Etihad

Pep Guardiola and his City side were flying the Premier League and were taking lots of sides to the cleaners. Their fans were even anticipating a legendary run of wins until Ole Gunnar Solskajer and his Red Devils side happened. Man City seemed unstoppable ahead of the game but Manchester United would not have it. Their local rivals were heavy favorites for all 3 points and this was the impression from various football prediction sites. However, it counted for nothing eventually as the underdogs won the game. The Red Devils have been phenomenal away from home in the Premier League this season and the result on the day was further proof that their away form is no fluke, regardless of how they set up. Before the announcement of Solskjaer as Man United's boss, the Citizens were ow...
Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City
Manchester City, News

Guardiola – Aguero must be at his best to play for City

Manchester City are soaring in the Premier League and coasting to the title win for the 2020/21 season and this has been possible even in the absence of key man and goal machine Sergio Kun Aguero. The Citizens beat West Ham 2:1 last weekend in the Premier League to extend their lead at the top as city rivals Man United drew away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge while Leicester City lost 3:1 to Arsenal at the King Power stadium. City boss Pep Guardiola speaking about the absence of Sergio Aguero has now insisted that the Argentine will have to earn his place in the starting 11. Sergio Aguero has attained legendary status at the Etihad since he joined in 2011 but Guardiola will not invite him into the team based on past glories. The Citizens have won 20 games in a row and the Spanish b...
City are unstoppable and are overwhelming favorites for PL title
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City are unstoppable and are overwhelming favorites for PL title

It appears the title race for defending champions Liverpool is as good as over with three consecutive losses in the Premier League. The current league leaders Manchester City are also on fire and currently lead the Reds with 13 points, with a game in hand. The Reds started out like a house on fire whilst the Citizens were faltering with some shock losses and results early in the season. Critics were satisfied and happy with Man City's struggles amid suggestions that the Premier League cannot be conquered by Pep Guardiola. There were suggestions that the Spaniard had been found out and would eventually leave England on a low. However, Pep Guardiola has other plans and was working on a solution for his side all the while. The Citizens have been unstoppable in recent months with 5 ho...
The Noisy Neighbors and the Red Devils want to be favorites
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The Noisy Neighbors and the Red Devils want to be favorites

It seems the glory days are returning to Manchester as the two clubs continue to thrive in the 2020/21 Premier League. Manchester City and Manchester United are presently the top two sides on the log as the Citizens with a game in hand overtook their local rivals in the number 1 spot. Regardless, the Red Devils still have a say as a victory against Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night will see them go back to number 1 and this is overly expected. This will ensure that the Citizens wait till after winning their outstanding game to go top of the table. Meanwhile, Man City boss Pep Guardiola has called for calm after his in-form side thrashed West Brom 5 nil at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night. A brace from Ilkay Gundongan in the first half, alongside goals from Jo...
Preview of Man United vs Man City – The fight for derby glory
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Preview of Man United vs Man City – The fight for derby glory

The first Manchester Derby for the 2020/21 Premier League season comes up this Saturday as Manchester United host Manchester City at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola will lock horns against each other on the sidelines again. This derby is coming at a time when both sides can be said to be in form although they've had disappointing moments this season. Therefore, it promises to be a cracking Manchester United vs Manchester City fixture. Manchester City have been favorites on paper in the Manchester Derby in recent times but will be the side seeking revenge in this game having lost both home and away to the Red Devils in the Premier League last season. Just 1 point separates the sides in the Premier League presently and the game looks evenly poised. Regardless, t...
A second Premier League lockdown could be on the cards
Manchester City, News

A second Premier League lockdown could be on the cards

Pep Guardiola has questioned whether the Premier League should continue if a second national lockdown is initiated. This is coming after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Saturday, announced restrictions with all non-essential services to be on lock and key from Thursday for a period of four weeks. Regardless, elite sports have been exempted and will continue as normal although fans will not be allowed to attend games. It can be recalled that the Premier League paused a period of last season when the country went into the first lockdown. They came back to action after a fully operational testing system was put in place. Guardiola has now questioned if it's right for football clubs to carry on playing this time. In a chat ahead of Johnson's speech, the Manchester City boss sai...