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Martin Demichelis tallied the first goal of the season for Manchester City's defensive unit against Arsenal this past weekend.

The defending champions have struggled with clean sheets in 2014. They started the year off with a 2-0 win at Newcastle, but since then have failed to record a shutout in their last three matches. With a tough home game vs Chelsea coming up in Week 5, and three of their next four versus Top 6 opponents (currently), a shutout at Hull in Week 6 looks like the best case scenario for a team that hasn't looked all that bad defensively.
Sep 16 - 10:02 AM

Sergio Aguero continued his strong early season goal-scoring form with his third league goal as Manchester City came back from behind for a point against Arsenal.

It was a game of momentum swings as Arsenal dominated the early-going narrowly missing an opener as new signing Danny Welbeck hit the post on a chip attempt. Manchester City scored the opener against the run of play with Sergio Aguero smashing home a Jesus Navas cross. Arsenal scored the next two goals through Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez. With a loss looming, Martin Demichelis headed home late from a corner. City hit the post twice in the late going with Edin Dzeko and Alex Kolarov narrowly missing out on winners.

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is finally back to full fitness and could get a start this weekend.

The defender was supposed to partner Vincent Kompany at center-back this season but it's unknown if throwing him out against Arsenal is a good idea. Either way, City's chances of a clean sheet and you should avoid their defenders this weekend. Keep an eye on Mangala though, as he can be a great addition off the barn door if he does indeed get the start this week.
Sep 12 - 10:47 PM

Stevan Jovetic has been ruled out of Manchester City's squad with a hamstring injury.

With Jovetic out, Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero are likely to both start. Although it's hard to recommend players with an away fixture at the Emirates, we must note that Sergio Aguero is a world class striker capable of scoring in any stadium. If you start anyone from City, let it be Aguero.
Sep 12 - 10:38 PM

Manchester City midfielder Fernando has been ruled out of the club's big match against Arsenal on Saturday.

Fernando is dealing with groin issue and will miss around two weeks of action. Frank Lampard has travelled with the squad and could see time at midfield with Fernando not being able to play. It's hard to recommend a lot of Manchester players this week as they have a tough away fixture versus Arsenal.
Sep 12 - 10:35 PM

Stevan Jovetic looks set to miss his country’s opening Euro 2016 qualifying tie against Moldova after suffering a suspected hamstring injury in training on Saturday.

The Manchester City striker has started this season well with two goals in his opening three games and was the preferred strike partner to Sergio Aguero keeping Edin Dzeko on the bench in his clubs last league game. Since his arrival from Fiorentina last summer the Montenegro international has seen his game limited by a variety of injuries which restricted him to just two starts and three goals during 2013/14 but with a solid preseason under his belt the early signs have been promising for the man who arrived with a big reputation. Stevan Jovetic is now considered a major doubt for Saturday’s early kick-off against Arsenal at The Emirates.
Sep 8 - 9:43 AM

Willy Caballero accepts his current position as Manchester City’s second-choice goalkeeper, but he is determined to put pressure on No.1 Joe Hart.

Caballero played under Manuel Pellegrini when at Malaga between 2010-2013 and was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga, so there is certainly potential that he could displace Joe Hart as the season progresses. Hart had a rocky first season under Pellegrini and lost his place to Costel Pantilimon for a month before winning it back, and the England keeper has already made one mistake this season, allowing the ball to slip through him as Stoke grabbed a shock win at the Etihad. Another error could see Caballero given his chance.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 8 - 3:37 AM

John Guidetti's season-long loan move from Manchester City to Celtic has been completed after Fifa allowed the move to go ahead.

Guidetti hit 20 goals on loan for Feyenoord in 2012/13 and was included in Manchester City's squad last season but barely kicked a ball as fifth-choice striker. He earned a loan to Stoke but failed to register a goal, and he was was unlikely to feature back at the Etihad for this campaign so has been granted a laon to Celtic. Paperwork to register the Swedish striker was filed after Monday's transfer deadline but Fifa have allowed the deal to go ahead.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 5 - 4:10 AM

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be absent from training after the player suffered a calf injury in practise.

The City skipper was taken to hospital for a scan to determine the full extent of the issue but is almost certain to miss this week’s friendly international against Australia. The news of any potential problem will come as a huge blow to Manual Pellegrini given Vincent Kompany has been blighted by a variety of muscular injuries - hamstring, groin and thigh - in recent times. A grade one tear could mean up to three weeks out but with Eliaquim Mangala and Matija Nastasic approaching full fitness The Citizens have plenty of depth to help minimise the loss of their influential defender.
Source: The Herald
Sep 3 - 6:44 AM

Manchester City have agreed to a season long loan of Alvaro Negredo to Valencia with a commitment by the Spanish club to agreee to an eventual permanent move for a transfer fee believed to be in the neighborhood of £30million.

With the emergence of Stevan Jovetic this season, Negredo found himself fourth in the pecking order at the striker position and this move should give him more playing time. Valencia will have to wait a bit for his services as he currently recovering from a foot injury. Obviously, there must be mitigating circumstances around this deal but if all goes according to plan, Negredo will be officially out of the Premier League to begin next season.
Source: SkySports
Sep 1 - 6:20 PM

Wigan have signed Manchester City's Emyr Huws on a four-year deal.

The midfielder is not one who would have featured for Manchester City and rightly leaves the club to get much needed playing time. The youngster will hope to one day play in the Premier League, but that day won't be soon.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 1 - 5:55 PM

Manchester City have agreed to a season long loan of Micah Richards to Serie A side Fiorentina.

With Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta already in tow, Richards was never going to see much time at right back for the Sky Blues without a rash of injuries so the move makes sense as the rare case of an English player makes the move to Serie A.
Sep 1 - 5:21 PM

Manchester City were condemned to only their second home defeat since December 2012 after Mark Hughes’ side engineered a perfectly executed smash and grab raid which left summer signing Fernando injured.

Fernando was caught by a rather innocuous challenge during a tenacious first half in which Stoke battled hard to restrict City’s free flowing attacking football. Glenn Whelan – who returned on Saturday following injury - lunged from behind while Fernando was laying a simple pass and the Brazilian immediately grabbed his inner thigh signalling to the bench. City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed post-match that the player will be assessed over the coming days, although one thing we do know is that City will have no shortage of potential replacements with Fernandinho, Frank Lampard and James Milner all waiting in the wings.
Source: Daily Mail
Aug 31 - 8:46 AM

Yaya Toure was uninspiring for the third week in a row and finished with negative two fantasy points in Manchester City's 1-0 loss to Stoke.

Toure now has negative two points for the season after putting up zeroes in his first two matches. He put up six shots but only one hit the target and he also committed six fouls including a dive that resulted in a yellow card. The midfielder wasn't getting much help from his teammates as the two starting strikers, Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic, didn't create much danger for Stoke. Edin Dzeko came in off the bench and gave City a few inspiring moments, so he may be given a start next week.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 30 - 1:01 PM

Nik Argiropoulos believes Stevan Jovetic will continue his excellent start to the season against Stoke in Week 3.

The striker displayed his class against Liverpool in Week 2, grabbing a brace to back-up the superb performance put in throughout pre-season. In this form Jovetic will be a starter for the foreseeable future and he can be added to your Yahoo team for almost half the cost of Sergio Aguero.
Aug 29 - 4:41 AM


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