The English Premier League is full of world class defenders like Virgil van Dijk, Raphael Varane, Ruben Dias, Joe Matip and many others. It is difficult to name one defender as the best due to their different defending skills. Pep Guardiola has named one of the top defenders as the best defender in the world.
Manchester City suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat at Etihad against Crystal Palace in the Premier League that saw the defending Champions drop 5 points below leaders Chelsea. Man City were reduced to 10 men after Aymeric Laporte was shown a red card fpr denieying Zaha an open chance to score through a dangerous tackle.
Match week six has seen most of it's matches played with the Brighton vs Crystal Palace being the only game in waiting.Arsenal and Mancity are definitely the headliners of the week after getting huge wins during the weekend. In the team of the week analysis;Ederson takes the goalkeeer of the week after having kept a cleansheet against Chelsea.He also was fantastic in distribution.
Manchester City had a frustrating new season start after losing 1-0 in an away game against Totenham Hotspur on the opening weekend. A second-half goal from Korean winger Son Hueng Min was the determinant of the final score reading at White Hart Lane. However, Pep Guardiola's squad managed to bounce back on Sartuday in their second game by humiliating newly promoted boys Norwich City 5-0 at Etihad stadium with Jack Grealish, Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling and Riyadh Mahrez being on the score sheet.
The Manchester Derby will be the highlight of EPL week 11 that starts on Friday evening with the two arch-rivals facing off at Old Trafford on Saturday. The two teams face off at a time when United are struggling in the league, despite last week’s 3-0 win over Spurs in London, many believe that the record league champions are not of the woods yet and will need another convincing win over the Cityzens to win the confidence of their fans back.
Harry Kane is now in talks over a new contract at Tottenham after deciding to stay at the club. He is demanding £400,000-a-week, more than double his current wages, reports Daily Mail. Manchester City could offer Juventus Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte to help seal a shock transfer for Cristiano Ronaldo, as per Téléfoot.
1: Manchester City Injury Big Boost as Riyardh Maharez is hit with driving ban Manchester City have received huge injury boost after Kevin De Bryune, Phil Foden & Aymeric Laporte reported back to training fit & available for selection tommorrow. Manchester City winger Riyardh Maharez has been banned from driving for some peroid after doing a 120 Miles per Hour on a Motorway hence will be force to hire a driver.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's injury list continues to grow at a critical time, with the reigning champions facing Chelsea, PSG, and Liverpool in the span of ten days. Injuries are one constant in football that you can't rule out as a manager, yet they have a way of impacting a team's performance.
Conceding the fewest goals in the English Premier League is one of the most difficult things for most teams. Despite great defenders playing in the great English League teams still conceded a considerably huge number of goals. Last season Manchester City only had 32 goals in the entire season in the incredible winning season.
'Getting boring now': Chelsea fans unhappy with team news coming from Man City camp Chelsea supporters on social media were not best thrilled by the mysterious recuperation time of several Manchester City players who were initially announced to miss tomorrow's clash at Stamford Bridge. In the build-up to Saturday’s volcanic Premier League contest between the two in form clubs, it seemed City would be limping into the Bridge like a wounded animal because of several injury reports that were earlier on made by the Citizens' head coach.
The football federation in Belgium is convinced that Roberto Martinez will continue to be in charge of the Red Devils at least until the Qatar World Cup. Rodri, Nathan Ake, John Stones, and Aymeric Laporte were all in Manchester City training today ahead of their clash against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, reports The Telegraph.
Paris Saint Germain take on Manchester City at their home ground Parc des Princes on matchday two of the Champions League group stage. Manchester City won their opening fixture against RB Leipzig.Thy won their last weekend premier League match against a strong Chelsea which will make them to be at big confidence.
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Aymeric Laporte could be a makeweight in Manchester City and Juventus negotiations for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to L'Équipe, the Frenchman's attitude continues to irritate key figures at Manchester City, reports RMC Sport. Contrasting reports tonight claim PSG have not rejected Real Madrid’s €160m bid.
The English Premier League will be entering match week 6 this afternoon as the leaders, Chelsea, will be facing Pep Guardiola's side at 2:30pm Eastern Africa time. Manchester City, after recording a 6:1 win against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup, will be aiming to secure a win against Thomas Tuchel, who is currently on an unbeaten run this season.
Manchester City will host German giants RB Leipzig at Etihad for UEFA Champions League Group A opening encounter. Manchester City go into the fixture in the back of 3 consecutive cleansheet victory in the Premier League against Leceister City, Arsenal and Norwich City since losing their opening fixture 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspurs.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola had revealed he could be without five key players when they face Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with the Blues hoping to continue our unbeaten start to the season. Guardiola said: “We have John (Stones), Aymeric (Laporte), Oleks (Zinchenko), Rodri and I think Gundogan – all of them injured.”
Today's biggest UEFA champions league match will be between the English Champions Man City who will face the French champions PSG. Manchester City face their toughest Champions League group game this week as they travel to face a strengthened Paris Saint-Germain side.After being losing against city over two legs in last season's semi-final, PSG have added considerable quality to their ranks over the summer in Gianluigi Donnarruma, Sergio Ramos, Gini Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi and Lionel Messi.Man city lead Group A thanks to their 6-3 win over RB Leipzig and PSG's draw with Club Brugge, so victory in Paris would give them control over the group and an important five point lead over main rivals PSG.
After less than six minutes of Manchester City's defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, the absence of one player had already become painfully obvious. As Aymeric Laporte ambled forward, he looked for a positive, progressive pass. Opposition players had cut off the passing lanes to Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne, while Rodri stood in a small pocket of space surrounded by opposition players.
Manchester City, the English Premier League's biggest club, returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in a crucial match between the two teams. The Manchester-based club dominated the encounter from start to finish, taking all three points at Stamford Bridge. Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Kelvin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish, and Ederson Moares were all outstanding in today's match for Manchester City.
James Rodriguez joins Al Rayyan from Everton. An agreement has been reached and confirmed. Official teaser video has already been released from Qatari club and salary payment agreed with Everton board. Liverpool have confirmed that expansion of the Anfield Road stand will begin with an official ground-breaking ceremony next week.