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Fulham v Manchester City

29th March 2019, 15:52 by Bobbie Jackson

Manchester City can return to the top of the Premier League table if they continue their winning form at struggling Fulham on Saturday.

The Cottagers have lost seven in a row and sit 13 points from safety, with just seven games left to play this season.

Indeed, should they lose to City and follow that up with a loss at Watford on Tuesday, relegation back to the Championship could be confirmed.

Scott Parker hasn’t been able to steady the ship since taking the reins last month and they still remain weak at the back.

Their goal difference is -41, the poorest in the top four divisions, and it’s likely to get even worse this weekend when they host the highest scorers in the Premier League.

Forward Andre Schurrle could return to the fold for the first time in five matches after recovering from a virus.

Tim Ream and Jean Michael Serri are set to be assessed after long journeys during the international break, while Alfie Mawson is still on the sidelines.

The Citizens, who sit two points behind leaders Liverpool, can return to the summit ahead of their rivals playing on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s men were in fantastic form prior to the international break, winning 11 in a row across all competitions, and the Spaniard will hope they can continue that momentum.

Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi have returned to training over the last week and could all be involved.

Utility man Fabian Delph and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are City’s only injured players. City have won the past six league matches against Fulham, scoring 10 goals without reply in their last three meetings.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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