Date: 12th September 2018 at 4:05pm
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The trumpeter is pouting his lips; the fanfare is about to begin – football fans finally wave goodbye to the international break, for four weeks at least. Yes, this weekend, football as its meant to be played returns to the Etihad for the traditional Saturday afternoon kick-off when Manchester City host Fulham.

Premier League

Saturday 15 September 2018

Etihad Stadium

Manchester City vs. Fulham

Kick off – 3 pm BST

Referee – Stuart Attwell

The list of live streams & global TV coverage can be found here.

Manchester City player injuries & doubts

Raheem Sterling

The midfielder / forward suffered a back injury while he was with the England squad, but should be fit and available for selection.

Danilo

Pep Guardiola is expected to name the Brazilian in his matchday squad following an ankle knock.

Bernardo Silva

Portugal pulled Bernardo at halftime against Croatia and is a doubt with a groin complaint.

Kevin De Bruyne

Knee ligament injury sustained last month during training has sidelined Kevin until the middle of November.

Claudio Bravo

Another training ground injury (Achilles). Claudio is most likely out for the rest of the season.

Eliaquim Mangala

Squad number 15, Mangala is still nursing a knee injury – no return date.

Philippe Sandler

Defender Philippe (squad number 34) is also out with a crocked knee and has no return date.

Fulham player injuries & doubts

Tom Cairney (ankle), Floyd Ayite (fitness) and Tim Ream (thigh) are all in with a chance of playing on Saturday, while the match has come a few weeks too early for Neeskens Kebano (ankle).

City’s medical team must be working overtime!

 

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