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country flag Premier League Round 4
Sat 31 August 2019 15:00 View team сomparison
Referee
Jon Moss
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Travel Info
1 hour plane
Distance
329 KM

Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 31 August 2019 08:09
In Brief

City’s mean goal-machine working very well so far. Sane and Mendy sidelined. Jesus and Stones unlikely to return too.

Looking Back

City cruised to 3:1 away win vs. Bournemouth with Sterling and Aguero providing all the goals once again.

Sky Blues near unplayable in Premier League from late January onwards – 16 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats!

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola likely to consider refreshing line-up with likes of Cancelo, Mahrez and Fernandinho pushing for starts.

Sane and Mendy are sidelined, while Jesus and Stones back in training but unlikely to be risked before international break.

Zinchenko defender with most crosses in entire league after 3 rounds.

Points of Interest

Between them Sterling and Aguero have scored 9 of City’s 10 league goals so far.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Sat 31 August 2019 08:09
In Brief

Lucky in midweek League Cup success. Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo long-term absentees. Andone suspended.

Looking Back

Brighton suffered first league defeat last weekend when early red card proved decisive for 0:2 home loss vs. Southampton.

Seagulls didn’t play particularly well in midweek either when they paid local derby vs. Bristol Rovers in League Cup, but stoppage-time goal from Murray saw them win 2:1 in the end.

Looking Ahead

Coach Potter used mostly reserves in midweek, but now he will go back to those that predominantly played in first 3 rounds in league.

That said opting for favourite 3-4-3 formation will be suicidal and extra inner midfielder and just 1 target man up front more likely approach.

Andone suspended for next 2 rounds, but apart from 3 long-term absentees no fresh injury issues.

Points of Interest

Murray only player in current squad to have scored goal vs. City in the past.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Rodri (mid) Atletico Madrid; Joao Cancelo (def) Juventus; Angelino (def) PSV; Zack Steffen (gk) Columbus Crew; Erik Palmer-Brown (def) NAC Breda – end of loan; Aleix Garcia (mid) Girona – end of loan; Scott Carson (gk) Derby - on loan; Pedro Porro (def) Girona;
Transfer out
  • Danilo (sp) (def) Juventus; Vincent Kompany (sp) (def) Anderlecht; Fabian Delph (sp) (mid) Everton; Douglas Luiz (mid) Aston Villa – loan made permanent; Pablo Mari (def) Flamengo; Anthony Caceres (mid) Sydney FC; Luke Brattan (mid) Sydney FC; Philippe Sandler (def) Anderlecht – on loan; Zack Steffen (gk) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Arijanet Muric (gk) Nottingham Forest – on loan; Patrick Roberts (mid) Norwich – on loan; Ante Palaversa (mid) Oostende – on loan; Eliaquim Mangala (def) Valencia; Pedro Porro (def) Real Valladolid - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Leandro Trossard (att) KRC Genk; Neal Maupay (att) Brentford; Adam Webster (def) Bristol City; Matt Clarke (def) Portsmouth; Ezequiel Schelotto (def) Chievo – end of loan; Tudor Baluta (mid) Viitorul – end of loan; Aaron Mooy (mid) Huddersfield - on loan; Romaric Yapi (def) PSG U19;
Transfer out
  • Bruno (sp) (def) end of career; Anthony Knockaert (sp) (mid) Fulham – on loan; Markus Suttner (def) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Alexis Mac Allister (mid) Boca Juniors – on loan; Viktor Gyokeres (att) St. Pauli – on loan; Percy Tau (att) Club Brugge – on loan; Matt Clarke (def) Derby – on loan; Biram Kayal (sp) (mid) Charlton - on loan; Tomer Hemed (att) Charlton; Jurgen Locadia (r) (att) Hoffenheim - on loan;
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Rodri (mid) Atletico Madrid; Joao Cancelo (def) Juventus; Angelino (def) PSV; Zack Steffen (gk) Columbus Crew; Erik Palmer-Brown (def) NAC Breda – end of loan; Aleix Garcia (mid) Girona – end of loan; Scott Carson (gk) Derby - on loan; Pedro Porro (def) Girona;
Transfer out
  • Danilo (sp) (def) Juventus; Vincent Kompany (sp) (def) Anderlecht; Fabian Delph (sp) (mid) Everton; Douglas Luiz (mid) Aston Villa – loan made permanent; Pablo Mari (def) Flamengo; Anthony Caceres (mid) Sydney FC; Luke Brattan (mid) Sydney FC; Philippe Sandler (def) Anderlecht – on loan; Zack Steffen (gk) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Arijanet Muric (gk) Nottingham Forest – on loan; Patrick Roberts (mid) Norwich – on loan; Ante Palaversa (mid) Oostende – on loan; Eliaquim Mangala (def) Valencia; Pedro Porro (def) Real Valladolid - on loan;

Brighton and Hove Albion

Last updated: Sat 31 August 2019 08:09
In Brief

Lucky in midweek League Cup success. Schelotto, Bissouma and Izquierdo long-term absentees. Andone suspended.

Looking Back

Brighton suffered first league defeat last weekend when early red card proved decisive for 0:2 home loss vs. Southampton.

Seagulls didn’t play particularly well in midweek either when they paid local derby vs. Bristol Rovers in League Cup, but stoppage-time goal from Murray saw them win 2:1 in the end.

Looking Ahead

Coach Potter used mostly reserves in midweek, but now he will go back to those that predominantly played in first 3 rounds in league.

That said opting for favourite 3-4-3 formation will be suicidal and extra inner midfielder and just 1 target man up front more likely approach.

Andone suspended for next 2 rounds, but apart from 3 long-term absentees no fresh injury issues.

Points of Interest

Murray only player in current squad to have scored goal vs. City in the past.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Leandro Trossard (att) KRC Genk; Neal Maupay (att) Brentford; Adam Webster (def) Bristol City; Matt Clarke (def) Portsmouth; Ezequiel Schelotto (def) Chievo – end of loan; Tudor Baluta (mid) Viitorul – end of loan; Aaron Mooy (mid) Huddersfield - on loan; Romaric Yapi (def) PSG U19;
Transfer out
  • Bruno (sp) (def) end of career; Anthony Knockaert (sp) (mid) Fulham – on loan; Markus Suttner (def) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Alexis Mac Allister (mid) Boca Juniors – on loan; Viktor Gyokeres (att) St. Pauli – on loan; Percy Tau (att) Club Brugge – on loan; Matt Clarke (def) Derby – on loan; Biram Kayal (sp) (mid) Charlton - on loan; Tomer Hemed (att) Charlton; Jurgen Locadia (r) (att) Hoffenheim - on loan;

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

Team Strength*

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Just Adequate
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*Based on Available Players
Game Score
Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -