Fulham’s push for Premier League survival faces its toughest barrier ...Read more
Scott Parker’s side have been impressively consistent in picking up points of late, winning three and drawing two of their last six - including a win at last year’s champions Liverpool last time out. A much-improved defensive resilience has been key to the Cottagers’ upturn in fortunes, with just two goals conceded in the past six matches.
They are level on points with Brighton heading into the weekend, with only goal difference keeping Fulham in the bottom three.
Going up against Man City will be incredibly tough, however, after Pep Guardiola’s side returned to winning ways in midweek with a thumping win over Southampton. City are 14 points clear at the top of the table and only recently had their 21-game win streak come to an end in the Manchester derby, while they still have comfortably the best goalscoring record in the league and the strongest defensive record too.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.
When is the match?
The game kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, 13 March at Craven Cottage.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, while subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
What is the team news?
Fulham are still without longer-term midfield absentee Tom Cairney, but sub goalkeeper Marek Rodak is their only other absentee.
A rare occurrence for this season sees Manchester City have a full squad to choose from, with not a single player injured or otherwise absent.
FUL - Areola; Tete, Andersen, Tosin, Aina; De Cordova-Reid, Lemina, Reed, Lookman; Cavaleiro, Maja
MCI - Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
The home side have done well to claw back ground on the teams outside the drop zone and this match won’t define whether they survive or not. City to win, but Fulham to ensure the goal difference doesn’t take too much damage. Fulham 0-2 Man City.