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Man City should secure Champions League qualification with this midfield tonight

Pep Guardiola’s men face Atalanta away tonight in the Champions League. If Man City set up with this midfield, they should go through to the next round.

Man City are currently top of their Champions League group with 9 points. Pep Guardiola will want to qualify as quickly as possible.

However, he will have limitations tonight with a few players being out. Phil Foden is suspended and David Silva is injured.

Therefore, Man City will struggle in the middle. This is why he will probably go out with a 4-3-3 formation.

I predict that he will line up the midfield like this…


The centre midfielder’s form has been a lot better recently. Guarantee that he will be filling that central position this evening.

He will be aimig to guide the midfield forward while also assisting his team mates to a win.

Kevin De Bruyne

With David Silva being injured, De Bruyne will probably go out as captain.

He will also more than likely operate the left of midfield. However, the question will be, will he score, assist or both?

Bernardo Silva

David Silva will probably be replaced by Bernardo. All three will have to work together efficiently.

With my prediction for the formation would mean that there should be 3 players up front. I predict they will be Jesus, Aguero and Raheem Sterling.

Forget Madrid, Sterling can achieve more with Man City, agreed?

A ridiculous transfer story broke yesterday on Sky Sports. Real Madrid is to offer 70m + Gareth Bale for Man City’s Raheem Sterling.

Madrid has been desperate to offload the Welshman for some time now. With interest waning for the wantaway winger, Los Blancos seem a cash plus player deal may be the option to get him out of the door.

However, even non-Man City fans scoffed at reading the latest supposed offer. An injury-prone, out of form 30-year-old, in exchange for the Premier League’s red hot Englishman can not be a serious thought process, surely?

Sterling, at 24, is still a few years off ‘prime’ age for a footballer. With Man City growing as a club year on year, alongside Pep Guardiola at the helm. The future for Sterling surely would be blue.

Real Madrid brought back Zidane in a bid to stop their slump. The club finds themselves second in La Liga and five points behind in the Champions League group table. Furthermore, they seem to be still reeling from the loss of Ronaldo to Juventus. They see Sterling as the ideal long term replacement, despite signing Eden Hazard in the summer.

Even though Real Madrid are the most decorated European club side. In the near future, many would place their bets on Man City winning the Champions League before Madrid next do.

Inevitably most elite players opt for La Liga’s Real Madrid or Barcelona. However, for now, Sterling would be best placed at the Etihad if he is to be successful.

Man City fans, do you agree. Is Sterling going to be more successful at Man City than Real Madrid?

Man City will be looking for a goal-fest against Southampton by playing these 3 players

Southampton will be travelling to the Etihad Stadium tomorrow for the second time this week. These 3 Man City players will be looking to find the back of the net.

Man City already faced Southampton in the Carabao Cup this week. They managed a 3-1 win.

However, their first half was much better than their second. The clash this weekend is important to Pep Guardiola’s side because they need to close the gap between them and Liverpool.

Southampton are currently 18th in the Premier League. This should realistically be an easy clash for Man City. They have already played them this week which should give them an insight to their weaknesses.

With that in mind, here’s 3 players who will be looking to score this weekend…

Kevin De Bruyne

If he doesn’t score a goal, he will certainly assist one. Or create a goal that someone else tries to claim.

Either way, he’s been unstoppable in all competitions so far this season.

Sergio Aguero

After watching Man City’s past few performances, I would much rather have Aguero over Jesus.

Sergio shouldn’t be on the bench. He should be starting because there are some chances every week which I believe he could have put away.

Raheem Sterling

Sterling has been on top form throughout the season. However, I think he could score more than once this weekend.

There have been some weeks were he has missed chances but if the full team are on point then he will benefit from it.

‘1 man down, 3 goals up.’ Man City fans react to their win

Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Man City faced Aston Villa this weekend. They managed to close the gap between them and Liverpool. The Football Manc Cave looks at your reaction’s…

The first half of the Premier Clash was pretty even and Aston Villa were happy to keep it 0-0 at half time.

However, it didn’t take long for the score sheet to open up in the second half. Raheem Sterling put Man City 1-0 up before a minute of the half had been played.

There was then some controversy with Man City’s second goal as it had to be checked by VAR. However, the goal was awarded.

The only problem was, it looked like Kevin De Bruyne had scored but David Silva also claimed a touch.

Gundogan then grabbed Man City’s third goal and they took all three points. However, there may be problems for Man City next week as Fernandinho was sent off. Here’s your reactions…

Twitter reactions

Man City to fend off Real Madrid with bumper contract

According to The Daily Star, Man City have got a plan to keep Raheem Sterling at the Etihad. This comes after Real Madrid have shown an interest in the winger.

I think it’s safe to say that Pep Guardiola has produced one of the best players in the World. That man is Raheem Sterling.

So it’s no surprise to hear that teams like Real Madrid are interested in signing him.

With Gareth Bale’s future up in the air, Madrid needs a new winger. It’s now looking like Zinedine Zidane could try and lure Sterling into joining his successful side.

However, Pep Guardiola still needs Raheem and has a plan in place to keep him a Blue…

Contract plan

In order to convince the England international that the Etihad is his home, changes to his contract will be made.

It’s looking like Man City bosses will bump his contract up to £450,000 a week. The 24-year-old is currently on £300,000 a week. This boost would make him the highest-paid Man City player. Just taking over Kevin De Bruyne who’s on £350,000.


At 24, he is performing at a great level. However, he’s also young so he’s going to receive offers throughout his career.

He’s developed so much from working with Pep Guardiola. This will probably be the reason why he stays with Man City. The winger will have some big decisions to make soon.

2 in-form players for Man City that need to play Crystal Palace this weekend

Man City fans will be hoping that Pep Guardiola has used this international break wisely. The Blues face Crystal Palace this weekend and will be hoping to take all three points.

After recent unexpected losses to teams like Wolves and Norwich, Man City need to get back to winning ways.

A lot of the Man City squad have been on international duties in the past week. This weekend will see them return.

While some may be tired, the majority will be hungry to get back to the Premier League.

Here are two in-form Man City players who deserve a chance…

Phil Foden

It’s now been said time and time again that the youngster deserves more game time.

He has been out playing for England’s youth squad and has been impressing fans even more.

If he is going to be taking over David Silva next season, he needs the experience now. I’m not saying he has to play a full 90 minutes this weekend. However, easing him into Premier League action is the best preparation.

Raheem Sterling

The England star has been sublime for Man City and for England. Recent events in an international game saw him and teammates become subject to racial abuse yet again.

He was the real winner though as his name was on the England score sheet. The Man City favourite helped the three lions win big time.

This is why he should definitely be in the squad this weekend. Some games this season, Pep Guardiola has decided to rest him or sub him mid-game. Personally, I think he’s determination and drive has earned him the start.

2 Man City youngsters that will be looking to impress in this International break

The Football Manc Cave is looking at two Man City players who will be looking to have great international spells, in which they can impress Pep Guardiola and fans.

We will be seeing a break in the Premier League soon enough as it makes way for another international break. With how Man City’s recent form has been, there’ll be a few players looking to impress Guardiola during the break and it’s a great opportunity for some players to get some actual playing time.

The list of players out on duty is quite big and is on their website. While there’s talent from Ederson to Raheem Sterling, I’ve picked out two younger players who will be looking to be stand out names in their games…

Phil Foden

Pep Guardiola rates Foden very high and says he’s one of the best players he’s ever seen. Fans have been quite confused to why he doesn’t get more opportunities if this is the case.

However, his injuries have kept him out. He’s now fit again and a few weeks ago he got a chance to play against Preston in the Carabao Cup. While City won the game, fans were still talking about him and saying he wasn’t as impressive as they expected.

It’s a bit harsh considering he’s been out but this is the reason why he’s in this list. The pressure will be on him and he will be looking to have a great international spell. You can catch him in action for England Under 21’s against Slovenia and Austria.

Eric Garcia

With City’s defence looking weak, Garcia is one of the most promising players that they have got in their development squad. He was another player who got a chance to show his capability against Preston and even came out with some of the highest player ratings from most critics.

He will be looking to impress in this international break and try to show Pep Guardiola that he deserves a chance in the first-team squad. You can see him in action for Spain Under 21’s against Germany and Montenegro.

One more player to look out for is Taylor Harwood-Bellis who will be in action against France and Belgium for England’s under 19’s.

Man City fans unhappy after they scrape win ‘Should have been 10. Pep out’

It was a huge day for Man City, their 125 years anniversary and a statement win against Watford.

After last weeks disappointing and shocking loss to Norwich, Man City fans expected a win today against Watford. That’s exactly what they got. Today also marked their 125 year anniversary which was shown on their social media pages as their theme was changed to an old vintage kind of look.

Raheem Sterling failed to make the starting line up which messed up a lot of people’s fantasy football, including me. Pep Guardiola knew what he was doing, as the goals just kept on coming. It was 5-0 in the first 18 minutes of the game. Here’s your reactions…

Is Trevor Sinclair right about Man City’s 24y/o?

Trevor Sinclair has claimed that Raheem Sterling is ‘already up there’ with Ronaldo and Messi. At only 24-years-old, how long will it be until he surpasses them?

Football fans of all loyalties will admit that Raheem Sterling is one of the best talents available right now. If those football fans are English, they have the privilege of supporting him in a white shirt on the international stage.

Sterling has scored six goals and gotten four assists in the four UEFA Euro Qualifier games so far. Which is not only a testament to England rapid improvement over recent years but also to the talent of the individual.

The winger seems to have developed a keen eye for goal. Looking to rival teammate Sergio Aguero on the Premier League goals tally, even resulting in a spat or two over who takes the penalties.

Upping his game

Sterling is currently on five goals, whilst Aguero tops the table on seven, in less game-time. Sterling rivalling himself against one of Europe’s best goal scorers demonstrates what kind of challenge Sterling is up for.

Many players have this sort of talent, and many others have this sort of appetite and attitude. However, when an individual excels in both their physical ability and their mentality, the concoction results in the type of players we hear about growing up. Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Messi, Iniesta, Van Persie etc.

Sterling is well on his way to becoming a player of that ilk, for he has not already. Performing on a domestic and national stage it pivotal to becoming one of the world’s greatest players, and he certainly does both.

Perhaps a good run or two in the Champions League, plus the retirement of Messi and Ronaldo, will be enough for the World to accept that Raheem Sterling is one of the best players in the game.

If Man City sort these 2 issues out, Norwich City will not know what’s hit them

The Football Manc Cave is taking a closer look at Man City and Norwich as they face each other this weekend.

Currently, Man City sit 2nd in the league on 10 points. Norwich is 19th on 3 points. On paper, City should easily have this in the bag. They’ve recently beat Brighton 4-0, Bournemouth 3-1 and drawn with Tottenham 2-2. Norwich, on the other hand, has lost 2-0 to West Ham and lost 3-2 to Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola will obviously want his side to do everything possible to be top of the league and overtake Liverpool. The Blues have the upper hand tomorrow as Liverpool face Newcastle at 12.30. Man City don’t play until 5.30pm, which means that they’ll have the early game score in their minds for when they go for glory at Norwich. Does Man City need to make any changes to make sure they come away with 3 points?


Man City’s defence has been the topic of conversation for months. At first, fans were wondering who would have to replace Vincent Kompany, now that Aymeric Laporte is out injured, that’s taken over the conversation.

Pep Guardiola has used his tactics to drop Fernandinho to a defensive position, and John Stones is also a name who has been mentioned as he has supposedly recovered from a thigh injury.

International Break

Raheem Sterling is on top form at the minute and Kevin De Bruyne could assist pretty much anything too. The two have both been out in the international break playing for England and Belgium and proving their skill.

Now they will need to have their mind set back on the Premier League and settle back into their weekly job at hand. I do predict that City will win and they’ll bag a few goals. It will be a matter of which of their goal scorers can find the back of the net and how many times. Hopefully, the later kick-off and the fact that Liverpool plays first will help give the squad an indication of exactly what needs to be done.

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