Manchester City’s hard-fought win at Bramall Lane demonstrated how much they have missed Aymeric Laporte over the past few months. The Frenchman slotted back into the starting line up as if he had never been away on Tuesday evening.
The centre-back is, though, unlikely to be in the eleven that plays Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday with manager Pep Guardiola expected to make a number of changes.
Benjamin Mendy (muscular) and John Stones (leg) are both likely to be fit for the game, but Leroy Sane (knee) remains out of contention.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Fulham:
Bravo, Cancelo, Harwood-Bellis, Stones, Garcia, Angelino, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Gabriel Jesus
Fulham boss Scott Parker has four major doubts for the game. Aleksandar Mitrovic (ankle), Anthony Knockaert, Aboubakar Kamara and Neeskens Kebano could all be missing this weekend.
Fulham’s Predicted XI:
Rodak, Christie, Hector, Ream, Kongolo, Johansen, McDonald, Cairney, Cavaleiro, Reid, Onamah.
The bookies have City as red hot favourites with Betfred pricing them at 1/9. A draw is 10/1 with Paddy Power while a Fulham victory is 28/1 at William Hill.
Predicted Score – 3-0 to City