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MManchester City know they are two wins and a draw away from winning a fourth Premier League title in five years but face trips to Wolves and West Ham this week without John Stones or Ruben Dias.

It means Fernandinho is likely to slot in next to Aymeric Laporte in the center of Pep Guardiola’s defense which gives Liverpool fans some hope of dropped points.

It might be a good time of the season to play Wolves though, and indeed West Ham on Sunday, with both teams falling away from the league form that saw them challenging for a top four place at one point of the season. Wolves’ draw at Chelsea ended a run of four defeats in five and one wonders if Bruno Lage’s team have the attacking power to put City’s makeshift defense under pressure. They do have Daniel Podence back from injury, but are without Max Kilman and Nelson Semedo.

Man City bounced back from their Champions League heartbreak against Real Madrid with a 5-0 win over Newcastle, and were boosted by official confirmation of a deal to sign Erling Haaland this summer. The news also prompted Guardiola to aim another dig in Liverpool’s direction after reports of the huge sums of money involved in the Haaland deal.

Guardiola said: “Listen, when Liverpool in the 70s or 80s (were winning trophies) who spent more money? Was it Norwich? Did Norwich spend more money in that period?

“Did Leicester spend more money? No, they (Liverpool) spend more money than the other ones. But the money then is completely different than now.”

With no Haaland until August, Gabriel Jesus could lead the line again for City and his agent told The Guardian today that talks have been held with Arsenal about a move to the Emirates.

Full team news on the way shortly.


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