Michael Owen has backed Manchester City to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at Liverpool with a victory over Chelsea this weekend.Pep Guardiola s champions have so far failed to replicate their imperious form of last term and sit fourth in the Premier League, nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
The Manchester City evening headlines on Saturday, November 16.Guardiola told two defenders to sign
Pep Guardiola taught Vincent Kompany the art of managing space, the former Manchester City captain has revealed.Kompany left the Blues in the summer to join Anderlecht to become player coach. He apos;s spoken about what the Spaniard taught him before he left.
It cost Manchester City more than 6million to keep their plan to make Pep Guardiola their manager a secret. Only time will tell whether the Premier League champions have hatched a similar plot to ensure the Catalan s possible departure from the club remains under wraps.
Kyle Walker has tried to play down the significance of Manchester City apos;s battle with Liverpool as the two sides prepare to meet this week. City manager Pep Guardiola has already fanned the flames prior to Sunday apos;s clash of the Premier League apos;s top two at Anfield by accusing Reds players of diving.
playDarke: Foden's the heir apparent to David Silva (1:48)Ian Darke questions where Phil Foden fits into Pep Guardiola's plans after failing to secure regular football. (1:48)MANCHESTER, England Manchester City's players will have to spend Christmas "in the fridge" if they hope to recover between games during a packed festive fixture list, according to Pep Guardiola.
City will be asked to play twice in 46 hours with Wolves on December 27 and Sheffield United on the 29th then back it up with a third game against Everton on January 1.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joked that the Premier League fixture organisers must be Liverpool fans following yesterday apos;s confirmation of the Christmas schedule.
Pep Guardiola has accused TV companies and the Premier League of not caring about the welfare of players.The Manchester City boss has accepted the fact his team will face Wolves and Sheffield United inside 48 hours during the Christmas period.
Manchester City need a repeat of last season apos;s heroics if they want to win the Premier League title for the third season running. In January, City were seven points behind Liverpool ten points at one stage as the Reds played before Pep Guardiola apos;s side that weekend. A faultless run in ensured City retained their title and denied Liverpool a title nobody would have argued they did not deserve had the Premier League trophy gone to Anfield.
The international break is finally over and Manchester City return to action in the Premier League against Crystal Palace.Pep Guardiola apos;s men will be desperate for an improved performance after losing their last fixture in the league against Wolves.
Liverpool apos;s eight point advantage over Manchester City after eight games is the largest gap for the leading team at this stage in the season in Premier League history.But there is another sense in which Liverpool have a major upper hand over Pep Guardiola apos;s side, which has become increasingly evident in Aymeric Laporte apos;s absence.
Manchester City are hardly in a crisis. Not even a mini crisis.More of a blip, made to look far worse by Liverpool s rapid start to the season.
The Citizens are eight points behind Liverpool in the Premier League following Sunday s 2 0 defeat to Wolves.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reportedly lost his cool with David Silva, accusing hi of not running enough.
Perhaps it is no surprise Manchester City are starting to falter after two years of unremitting excellence and dominance under Pep Guardiola.
The Reds are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table, having made a perfect start to the season.
The Manchester City boss has found himself in hot water again this week after his attempts to defend Bernardo Silva.The City star was charged with misconduct by the Football Association earlier this week over a tweet to teammate Benjamin Mendy.