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Fulham vs Manchester City (Premier League): Match Preview, Team News, Head to Head, How to Watch



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Manchester City begin a period of three games in eight days when they travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham with the Premier League title race heating up.

With one clear goal in mind, the blues know they must win all three games left in the ongoing Premier League season, with Marco Silva’s Fulham the first of three London clubs Manchester City will face in the run in towards the title.

Sitting in 13th place, the hosts do not have anything outright to play for during the final matches of the season, but the achievement of derailing the season of the reigning treble winners is plenty of incentive for the home side to give the blues everything they have got.

Despite this, Manchester City have been handed a massive boost heading into the season finale, with Pep Guardiola confirming in his pre-match press conference that the champions have a fully-fit squad with four games across competitions to play.

Every single Arsenal fan in the world will have their white hats on this Saturday rooting for Fulham, who could hand the Premier League title to the gunners on a silver platter with a win over the treble winners.

When asked if Pep Guardiola would be rooting for local rivals Manchester United, who face Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, the Manchester City boss simply replied, “I am a City fan” and continued, “We will try to beat Fulham. That’s it.”

Considering the form of the reigning Premier League champions, you would expect confidence to be brimming as the blues try and close the gap on league leaders Arsenal, before going into the game in hand away to Tottenham on Tuesday night.

With that being said, here is everything you need to know heading into Saturday’s fixture against Fulham at Craven Cottage!

Match Details

Manchester City travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday 11th May, as they take on Fulham in the Premier League, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 GMT.

Early team news

Pep Guardiola confirmed that the blues have a fully fit squad travelling to the capital, which is a huge boost heading into the end of the season.

The hosts will be without Sasa Lukic on Saturday, who is unavailable due to a minor groin injury, as per Marco Silva. The Cottagers do however expect Harrison Reed to return to the squad after missing the Brentford game.

Head to Head

The last meeting between the two sides came back in September at the Etihad Stadium, where an Erling Haaland hat-trick sealed an emphatic 5-1 win for the blues.

Manchester City last travelled to Craven Cottage in April 2023 while fighting for the Premier League title once again, with Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland sealing a crucial three points, in a 1-2 win for the away side.

The two sides have met in English football 73 times, with Manchester City winning 40 of those meetings, while drawing 16, and losing 17.


  • The aggregate score across the last five games between the two sides is 16-4 in favour of Manchester City.
  • Both sides have scored in each of the last four meetings between the two clubs, despite Manchester City managing to keep a clean sheet in seven consecutive meetings prior.
  • Manchester City have won each of the last 15 meetings between the two clubs, scoring 45 goals during that period. Fulham have failed to beat City in the last 21 encounters, a run stretching back to April 2009.

How to Watch

For viewers in the United Kingdom, Saturday’s match will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30GMT.

For viewers in the United States, you can view the match on USA Network, with kick-off set for 7:30AM EST.

You can check out the full global TV listings for Fulham against Manchester City HERE!

City Xtra will also be live for the duration of the contest and available for all the pre-match and post-match discussion on YouTube in our live WatchAlong show, with full match commentary available on X/Twitter.