Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Burnley vs Manchester City

Mourinho will hope Law can pass on some pearls of wisdom to his new-look front-line Mourinho will hope Law can pass on some pearls of wisdom to his new-look front-line
Kristopher Love | 04 February, 2018, 12:29

Of those 10 goals, four have been scored by midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, which is the joint-most by a single player this season, alongside Philippe Coutinho.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson's late equaliser for Burnley denied Manchester City victory for only the fourth time in the Premier League this season as Pep Guardiola's side paid the price for missing a host of chances.

Guardiola's men are still 13 points clear after Manchester United won 2-0 against Huddersfield. We controlled many situations. I think with the officials we need to cut it out, some of these players have the World Cup at the end of the year and it's not a nice thing to be on the end of - especially if it's a high tackle, when the studs are up.

"I think we're as good as anyone up to 11th but we've got to play catch up".

Belgium midfielder De Bruyne said after that match: "A lot of teams are making a lot of fouls against us".

Chelsea FC are 15 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's runaway Premier League leaders to extinguish the possibility of the west London side overhauling Manchester City.

Bournemouth moved up to ninth as they came from behind to beat Stoke City 2-1 through strikes from Josh King and Lys Mousset in the final 20 minutes to drop Stoke back into the drop zone.

Several key players were unavailable for selection, including Leroy Sane, David Silva, John Stones, Fabian Delph, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and of course Benjamin Mendy.

Burnley defender James Tarkowski could return from the groin injury that caused him to miss the midweek draw against Newcastle.

"That's what you need to do here to win, score at the right time". "We need to be more clinical in front of goal, but we created an wonderful amount".

Sergio Aguero has been in top scoring-form and he is a good option at his best odds of ¾ at BetVictor.

"We have one goalkeeper and five players".

"That is football. That can happen".

Their hopes will be dented further still by an increasingly long injury list, with Steven Defour the latest casualty after the midfielder was ruled out for the next two months with a knee injury.

Back at the other end Sterling produced a contender for miss of the season when he somehow turned Kyle Walker's cross round the post from two yards out.

"But they're the best side in the division, the best squad in the division and, overall, they showed the quality they've got". They take a lead, forcing the opposition to start taking risks and then they pick them off, ruthlessly, efficiently, decisively.