Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Watford have near fully-fit squad available for Man City clash

Watford have near fully-fit squad available for Man City clash

Europe is a top priority for the club and Gundogan said the defeats to Jurgen Klopp's side last season showed how they can not afford any slip-ups if they are to win the Champions League.

40- Goal! After pressing Watford back for the majority of the first half, Man City make the break through! "In many things he can do better, but with the age he has and the potential he has we are delighted to have him here". Pep has made six changes from the side that beat Bournemouth at the weekend!

Sane is in talks with City about agreeing a new deal, but Guardiola suggested he had not played much of a role in those negotiations.

Raheem Sterling changed the game and Leroy Sane was fantastic too. Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: "We nullified them for long periods and had moments ourselves when the ball could have bounced our way". That's if we are going by the Twitter vote earlier today! "Credit to the players for sticking to what we wanted them to do".

The pair have been effectively engaged in a straight fight for the wide left position in Guardiola's attack, with Mahrez having made one less start than Sane but having been involved in one more league game when substitute appearances are factored in.

His impressive form saw club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero fall down the pecking order as manager Pep Guardiola cited the Brazil global as the preferred number nine due to his tireless work ethic in his possession-based system.

Yet, City were still far too strong for the dogged hosts, who had goalkeeper Ben Foster to thank for the visitors not racking up the 5-0 and 6-0 thrashings they did on their two previous visits to Vicarage Road.

But Bournemouth have never lost on the road to the reigning Premier League champions, beating Chelsea twice at Stamford Bridge and drawing with Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

"I'm always confident but always doubtful at the same time because we don't start well many times", Mourinho said. I didn't know that.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has addressed speculation linking young talent Brahim Diaz with a move away from the club.

"But in terms of performances and results, we are in our best shape, so let's hope we can fully justify that with our performance".

"It will be hard, and we know that, but playing at home with the support of our fans, I'm sure we will have some opportunities". "You can control 95 percent of your matches in European club football and still end up without a trophy at the end".

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