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Belgium got the six points it needed over the international break but Vincent Kompany's worrying drop in form continued as he saw red against Israel on Tuesday.

Vincent Kompany's fall from grace has been steep and it has come at an unexpected time in his career. Rapidly approaching his 29th birthday, Kompany should be at the height of his powers as a central defender with experience trending up as physical abilities start the process of waning. Instead, Kompany has experienced a significant decline in the quality of his play and it appears to be more than just a temporary dip. Papered over somewhat by City's title win last season, his failings have been more pronounced this season as City are struggling to maintain their spot in second. If you have Kompany is some form of unique ownership format then it's past time to see what you can get for him as his name is now bigger than his performance on the pitch.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 31 - 4:46 PM

David Silva was the man of the match and the top fantasy performer for Manchester City as they coasted to an easy 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

With the Baggies down to ten men in the opening two minutes, it was like practice out there for the Sky Blues, as they played a pressure-free match in which they created many chances and scored on three of them. Wilfried Bony began the day with his first goal in a City shirt by controlling a Fernando pass that took a funny bounce and blasted it home with his second touch. It would be Fernando next as a corner kick for City led to a loose ball that Myhill tried to palm away but it came straight to the Brazilian midfielder who slotted home. It was Silva's day though and he put the finishing touch on a fine shift and the match by scoring his 11th of the season in the 77th minute, with an assist from Stevan Jovetic. Even Sergio Aguero, who is in a bit of a drought at the moment, didn't disappoint thanks largely to four shots on target. Plenty of reason to invest in the City attack next week with Palace on tap.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 21 - 11:01 AM

Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to join Yaya Toure and James Milner on the sidelines for City's Week 30 clash with West Brom.

Manchester City need all three points from their match with West Brom on Saturday to maintain their firm hold on a Champions League place. With the season going in the wrong direction following a week where they lost to Burnley and were eliminated from the Champions League, City are desperate to beat the Baggies. That task will be a little tougher on the attacking end as City are likely to be missing Kolarov and will definitely be missing Yaya Toure and James Milner. The absences mean that Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas and Gael Clichy are almost certain starters.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:58 PM

James Milner will join Yaya Toure as missing from Manchester City's midfield against West Brom to kick off Premier League Week 30 on Saturday.

Manual Pellegrini will be missing two of his more influential midfielders with Yaya Toure and James Milner both ruled out for the visit of West Brom. Tony Pulis' side have been piling up the points since Pulis arrived and making it difficult for opponents to score. City, when at less than full strength, have had troubles scoring so the absences of key midfielders may be more significant than it might appear if you just compare places in the standings.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:54 PM

With the season starting to slip away, Manchester City will be without star Yaya Toure for the visit of surging West Brom in Week 30.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool all nipping at City's heels and threatening their claim on a top four spot, Toure's absence comes at a critical time. Ordinarily, West Brom wouldn't be viewed as a threat to the defending champions but after they lost to Burnley last weekend any opponent has to be considered at least a concern. The prognosis for Toure's Achilles injury isn't clear so check back next week for more on when he is expected back.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:49 PM

Fernandinho hasn't been a particularly impressive fantasy presence this season but he led the way for City in their shocking 1-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

The Brazilian holding midfielder certainly did his best to keep Burnley out of the goal with five passes intercepted and two tackles won. He also contributed a successful cross and a corner won at the attacking end. Unfortunately for City, it wasn't enough as the Clarets rode a George Boyd strike to the huge upset win. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a repeat from Fernandinho either given what we've seen up to this point this season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Mar 18 - 12:52 PM

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis says he will "fight" for the club, for his team-mates and for titles after signing a new contract.

Demichelis has been trading game time with Eliaquim Mangala over the course of the season but has certainly been the more reliable of the two defenders, and his improved form over the past 18 months has earned him improved terms and a one year extension. The deal will keep the 34-year-old at the club until the end of next season.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 12 - 11:27 AM

Wilfried Bony is confident of resuming his regular goalscoring form once he settles in at Manchester City.

Bony was a £25million January signing and so a lot is expected, but the Ivorian is yet to find the net for his new club and missed two good chances against Leicester in Week 28. However, Bony has come through mini-droughts in the past and says he feels confident that the goals will start flowing once he develops a better understanding with his team mates. Until that happens - and until he's being picked regularly over Edin Dzeko - the Ivorian is probably best avoided for fantasy purposes for now.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 9 - 7:22 AM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was dropped to freshen up the side after their damaging loss at Liverpool, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Kompany was an unused substitute for the 2-0 victory over bottom club Leicester following a run of poor form which has lasted for much of the season. Pellegrini made five changes to his side after back-to-back defeats and said his captain "took it very well and without any problems. It was to refresh the team as it was for all those players." Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala were the defensive pairing that helped keep a clean sheet and Pellegrini refused to comment on whether Kompany would return for City's next game against Burnley.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 5 - 11:05 AM

Manchester City returned to winning ways as David Silva's close-range goal increased battling Leicester City's relegation worries.

This was far from an easy win for City, but the three points is all that matters, Silva struck from close range right on half time following Wes Morgan's brilliant block of the Spaniard's first effort, but Leicester played well and were denied a penalty when Fernando tripped Andrej Kramaric on the edge of Man City's area. Riyad Mahrez's also struck the post but James Milner killed the game off two minutes from time to complete a 2-0 win.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to freshen up his line-up after back to back defeats for Manchester City.

Pellegrini will be hoping to forget Sundays’ disappointment and get his title challenge back on track and realistically City can ill-afford any further slip-ups. Wilfried Bony is still waiting for his first start since joining from Swansea but with Edin Dzeko scoring in back-to-back game weeks the Bosnian looks to be the preferred strike partner of Sergio Aguero on current form. Other possible changes are likely to occur at full-back where Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna could be swapped for Zabaleta and Kolarov while Eliaquim Mangala may step aside for Martin Demichelis. In midfield Jesus Navas, James Milner and Fernando all have a case but realistically only Fernandinho is at risk unless the Chilean coach reverts back to his preferred 4-5-1 formation.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Manchester City have a clean bill of health ahead of the Week 27 clash with Liverpool

After James Milner returned from a minor knee ligament injury to face Barcelona in the Champions League Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Manchester City have a clean bill of health "the whole squad is fit." David Silva, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero were all hugely impressive during the win over Newcastle so don’t expect too much to change. With Stevan Jovetic seemingly out of the equation Wilfried Bony looks to be battling it out with Edin Dzeko for a place alongside Kun but with the Bosnian back to full fitness he won’t be giving up his place easily.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Joe Hart's injury-time penalty save to deny Lionel Messi has kept their Champions League hopes alive.

Ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's two first-half strikes gave Barcelona a 2-0 lead before Sergio Aguero pulled a goal back for the home side with twenty minutes left on the clock. Hart then denied Messi from the spot in the final minute of the match, with the Argentine also missing a great chance to score from the rebound. "It was a very important save," said Pellegrini. "It would have been very difficult at 3-1. It is not the best result to lose at home, but we will go to Barcelona to try to win. We still have the chance to do it."
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 25 - 4:18 AM

Samir Nasri has started showing better form since returning from injury in Week 24.

Nasri had been having a very quiet season before his calf injury in early January but he appears to have returned with renewed energy. Over the past few weeks we've seen the Frenchman feature far more prominently in attack and he has been rewarded with two goals, two assists and 40 fantasy points over the past three matches. If this form continues then Nasri comes back in to play as an option for your team as Manchester City look to shut down Chelsea's lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Feb 24 - 4:39 AM

Five is the magic number for Manchester City as they clobbered Newcastle United with five goals and the 5-0 win puts them within five points of league leaders, Chelsea.

If you ever play FIFA on the easiest difficulty setting, you probably would experience something similar to the Sky Blues today. It was an attacking clinic, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri ALL had at least one goal and one assist apiece. Dzeko was tripped up in the box in the opening moments to award City a penalty which Aguero converted, and it was game over with 88 minutes to play. Silva earns special recognition from the bunch though, he scored two goals and his assist came about from one of the prettiest passes you will see this year. Wilfried Bony replaced Aguero for the final half hour to make his first City appearance.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 21 - 2:30 PM


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