A controversy demon between City and Chelsea:
The fact that Manchester City is pursuing four trophies makes it harder to assert them all, and the effort could also be a sacrifice for Pep Guardiola’s wasteful team.
Chelsea should be able to make Sunday’s game one of the most demanding games for City this season, but Maurizio Sarri’s unpredictable side have been so wicked in recent away games – they’ve rightly lost at Arsenal and Bournemouth – that it No statement as to what kind of outfit will do this will appear on the Etihad. Gonzalo Higuaín looked keen and Eden Hazard was able to confuse Kyle Walker.
Chelsea could theoretically be even stronger when they won 2-0 against City 2 on Stamford Bridge in December. Mind you, City wasted several chances to take the lead this day – and this time Sergio Aguero is available.
Firmino Form lift up To Liverpool:
Roberto Firmino is the player who is ticking Liverpool. He is the throbbing brain behind many of their devastating attacks, sometimes knitting himself in the wrong nine-role or making room for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané with skillful moves.
Salah is the undisputed star of the team after being two summers ago Before Liverpool had come to 63 hits, but the first three would not work without the intelligent interventions by Firmino. Just look at how the team of Jürgen Klopp fought when the Brazilians had a 1-1 draw with West Ham on Monday. After 15 minutes in the London Stadium Firmino must find his enthusiasm, as Liverpool’s host is Bournemouth.
Mauricio Pochettino Can Take Risks?
Mauricio Pochettino has a difficult balance as Tottenham plays in Leicester on Sunday. His team regains momentum and is five points behind first place after scoring a late winner against Fulham, Newcastle and Watford. Tottenham’s squad remains light after another quiet transfer window, Harry Kane and Dele Alli are still injured, and Pochettino has to consider whether his players will be fresh for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League next Wednesday.
Is the Argentine turning before the Dortmund game? Does he keep his team fresh for a crucial knockout game and does someone like Christian Eriksen relax? If Pochettino feels that Danny Rose has to be handled with care and can not start twice within four days, what game is meant for the Buccan Left? Do Spurs prioritize the rank of the league or the unpredictability of Europe? Or do they put everything on the line, throw caution to the wind and go for both? Fatigue is damned; History is there to be done.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær:
A few days before PSG’s arrival at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjær was forced to take a bit of a spin when he sent Manchester United to Craven Cottage for a match against a Fulham team with seven points’ safety and only Huddersfield. Despite his public comments and his nice image, Solskjær has ruthlessly banished the players, whom he obviously does not marginalize.
If matching fringe players like Fred, Antonio Valencia, Andreas Pereira, Matteo Darmian and Scott McTomayay can not do a job on Saturday then they probably have no future at Manchester United. Keep your eyes open for lesser-regarded Lazar Markovic, who played for the first time since 2017 in the Premier League after signing with Fulham on the closing date.
Before Brighton traveled to Turf Moor, they were 11 points above Burnley. The 1-0 defeat on that day marked the beginning of a crisis in which they only managed to win 10 league games. Burnley has since found form and another victory for them on Saturday would bring Sean Dyche’s side to the same points as that of Chris Hughton. This indicates that Burnley is leaving anger behind and Brighton gets involved.
Glenn Murray was not fit enough from the start at the December meeting, but he underscored his willingness to play and his continued importance to Brighton, despite the promise of Florin Andone, scoring twice in Wednesday’s FA Cup victory in West Brom , If Brighton defends the set pieces better than in the away game, they should be able to keep Burnley in the table at a reassuring distance.