Manchester City are desperate to regain their lead at the top of the Premier League table with an evening match against Fulham on Saturday.
The pressure is on
manager Manchester City to lead his team to three points against Roberto Mancini this weekend as arch rivals Manchester United sit level on points at the top of the table. Fulham
1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Tuesday, Mancini will be encouraged by a home Premier League tie.
is expected to keep his place in defence following his return to the starting XI this week after a four-match ban, while Vincent Kompany should secure the middle of the park. Gareth Barry
serving a suspension, Mario Balotelli is expected to keep his spot up front alongside Edin Dzeko on Saturday. Sergio Aguero
confirmed today that midfielder Martin Jol will miss Steve Sidwell six weeks of action after picking up a hernia injury during the Cottagers' 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion last night. could take his place in the Ducthman's starting lineup as the London side search for their first win following the departure of striker Kerim Frei . Bobby Zamora Current form: Manchester City: LLWWDL Fulham: WWLWLD Possible lineups: Manchester City: Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Barry, Milner, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko; Aguero Fulham: Stockdale; Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise; Murphy, Frei, Davies, Duff; Dempsey, Ruiz Sports Mole says: 2-0
Sidwell ruled out for six weeks