Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(65) 40 Goals 31 (45)
(44) 22 Assists 19 (31)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27.4 Average Age 31.4
181.3 Average Height (cm) 182.7
(1.3) 1.2 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(51%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 54% (54%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.6) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Maicon Out 6.84
Micah Richards Out 7.24
Jack Rodwell Doubtful 6.51
Yaya Touré Out 7.19
Kolo Touré Out 6.74
Abdul Razak Out 6.06
Player Reason Status Rating
Mahamadou Diarra Out 6.92
Kerim Frei Out 6.34
Simon Davies Out N/A
Bryan Ruiz Doubtful 7.23
Mladen Petric Doubtful 6.4
Philippe Senderos Doubtful 6.59

Team News

  • The red card that captain Vincent Kompany received during the Arsenal game has been rescinded, so he is available for selection.
  • The Toure brothers, along with youngster Abdul Razak, are on international duty at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.
  • Sergio Aguero is back in contention but may not be rushed back following Dzeko's impressive display at the Emirates, while Samir Nasri, who returns from suspension, may also have to be patient after James Milner's starring role last time out.
  • Steve Sidwell missed the game against Wigan with a knock but should be back in contention, though defender Philippe Senderos is a doubt after picking up a problem against Blackpool in midweek.
  • If Sidwell can return it would allow Ruiz and Berbatov to push forward into the number 10 and 9 roles respectively, with Petric dropping to the bench.
  • Elsewhere Richardson and Riise vie for a place at left-back, while Dejagah will hope to replace Damien Duff on the right wing.

Prediction

  • Fulham haven't beaten Man City in their last 8 encounters in all competitions, though their recent record away from home against the Citizens is superior to their home record in this fixture, having not beaten City at Craven Cottage in the league since 2005.
  • Mancini knows that any dropped points between now and the end of the season could potentially build an unbridgeable gap to league leaders United so his side must be fully focused for each and every game.
  • An unexpected win at the Hawthorns certainly boosted Martin Jol's side's away record this season but it is very hard to see them getting any favours from the champions this weekend.
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Latest Comments

 
  • I believe Riise is not even in the squad for this game following his dispute with manager Jol.

  • Tevez will not be on the bench for this one.. He is supposedly injured.

  • what about Tevez, is he out of shape?

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