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Early team news: Kyle Walker dropped as Erling Haaland starts in Fulham vs Manchester City (Premier League)



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Manchester City travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon as they bid to continue their pursuit of an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title. 

Pep Guardiola’s side require three wins from their remaining three matches to secure a record-breaking title triumph, and visit Fulham in their penultimate away league match of the campaign on Saturday lunchtime. 

Manchester City’s title ambitions could be decided in the capital, with clashes against Fulham and Tottenham coming before concluding the campaign next Sunday at the Etihad Stadium against West Ham United. 

The Sky Blues comfortably dismissed of Wolves in east Manchester last weekend, responding to Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth with a crushing 5-1 victory of their own and a four-goal haul from Erling Haaland, who notched a first-half hat-trick.

The Norwegian’s four Manchester City goals preceded a landmark moment for Argentine striker Julian Alvarez, who marked his 100th appearance for the club with a late strike of his own to wrap up the goalscoring antics.

Alvarez also scored emphatically during Manchester City’s win at Craven Cottage last season, meanwhile Erling Haaland also enjoyed goalscoring success against Marco Silva’s side last year. 

The forward pair are amongst a fully-fit Manchester City squad that have travelled to west London for Saturday’s pivotal Premier League clash, with Pep Guardiola’s side having returned to training on Wednesday following a three-day break. 

Ahead of the confirmation of both sets of teams from the capital this weekend, a number of sources have began offering insights into Pep Guardiola’s line-up, with the first information provided on social media platform X.

As per the information of ever-reliable X user FplToni, all of Ederson, Josko Gvardiol, Phil Foden, and Erling Haaland start for Manchester City against Fulham.

Elsewhere, The FPL Newsletter are also reporting that Manchester City captain Kyle Walker has dropped to the bench for the encounter at Craven Cottage, with the armband being shifted elsewhere into the team for today’s clash.

Kevin De Bruyne is also starting for Manchester City, as per The FPL Newsletter.

Now confirmed.