Sky Live: Fulham vs Man City: Pep Guardiola's men can make lunchtime move back to top
Watch Fulham vs Manchester City from 11.30am on Sky Sports Premier League; Kick-off is 12.30pm
Last Updated: 30/03/19 10:55am
Manchester City can return to the top of the Premier League - for 24 hours at least - with victory over Fulham, live on Sky Sports.
City are two points back of Liverpool in the table, with a game in hand, and have a chance to turn up the pressure on Jurgen Klopp's men ahead of their clash with Tottenham at Anfield, live on Super Sunday.
Pep Guardiola's squad will be bolstered by the return of Kevin de Bruyne, Fernandinho, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi at Craven Cottage.
Utility man Fabian Delph and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are the only absentees for the champions.
Fulham have just seven games to save their Premier League status, which is now precarious. They sit 13 points from safety after losing their last seven matches.
Tim Ream and Jean Michael Seri must prove their fitness for Fulham.
USA defender Ream and Ivory Coast midfielder Seri have missed the majority of training this week due to the international break, and will now be assessed ahead of Saturday's match. Defender Alfie Mawson remains sidelined with a knee injury.
- Fulham are winless in 13 games against Manchester City in all competitions (W0 D3 L10) and have lost the last seven consecutively.
- Man City have won their last six Premier League meetings with Fulham, scoring 19 goals and conceding just three since drawing 2-2 - after being 2-0 ahead - in September 2011.
- Fulham have lost seven consecutive top-flight matches against an opponent on one previous occasion, losing eight in a row against Man Utd between 2005 and 2009.
- Man City haven't failed to score against Fulham in all competitions since a 0-0 draw in March 2004, netting 51 goals in their 23 games since.
- After a run of six straight Premier League wins in London, Man City lost their last such game against Chelsea in December. They've not lost consecutive games in the capital since December 2015 (vs Spurs and Arsenal).
- Fulham have lost 25 of their last 26 Premier League matches against the 'big six', drawing the other 2-2 at Old Trafford against Manchester United in February 2014.
- Fulham have conceded at least twice in each of their last 11 Premier League games, a record in the competition. The last top-flight side to concede more than once in more consecutive games were Newcastle between May-October 1977 (14 games).
- Man City's Sergio Aguero has been involved in six goals in his last four starts against Fulham in the Premier League (4 goals, 2 assists), netting three times at Craven Cottage.
This is a nice game for City, they can throw the pressure on Liverpool before they play. I'm a great believer of playing first, you always want to take the first shot. I can't see anything but a win for Pep Guardiola's side, it would be a miracle if Fulham got a result. I just hope Fulham continue doing well under Scott Parker and he gets the job because they have improved under him.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-4