Manchester City vs Brentford
When they host Brentford at noon today, Manchester City will try to retake first place in the Premier League and put pressure on Arsenal.
Despite the fact that both teams won last weekend, City is still two points behind Arsenal.
Erling Haaland’s last-second penalty helped ten-man City defeat Fulham, and they’ll be desperate to return to the top spot on Saturday.
Later today, Arsenal will play a match live on talkSPORT as they travel to Wolves.
They drew with Nottingham Forest last weekend and were eliminated by Gillingham from the Carabao Cup this week.
Manchester City vs Brentford: talkSPORT coverage
There will be a matchup of the Premier League on 12 November.
The game at the Etihad will be exclusively covered by talkSPORT, with kickoff set for 12:30.
Your host will be Reshmin Choudhury, and Sam Matterface and former England defender Mickey Gray will provide the analysis.
Manchester City vs Brentford: Team news
Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodry, Gundogan, Bernardo, Haaland, Foden are all Manchester City members.
Dias, Phillips, Grealish, Ortega, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer and Lewis are available as backup.
Brentford’s players include Raya, Jorgensen, Mee, Pinnock, Rorschlev, Onyeka, Genelt, Jensen, Henry, Mbumo, Tony.
Norgaard, Canos, Dasilva, Wissa, Ghoddos, Louis-Potter, Crama, Cox, and Yarmolyuk are available as backup.
Manchester City vs Brentford: What’s been said?
Phillips re-entered the game in the middle of the week and remarked, “It’s an awesome feeling. It has been a while. I’m excited to play with the guys again when I get back outside.
“It’s nervous to step onto the pitch for one of my first clubs after not playing for a spell. It was pleasant.
“[It’s been] challenging. Everything was abandoned when I initially realised I needed the surgery. I’ve always been upbeat. Now that I’m back in shape, I might have a shot.
A few days after the operation, I decided to rejoin the club and do my best to get fit. I worked out more than I would have in order to regain my fitness.
Manchester City vs Brentford: Match facts
Brentford has faced more shots from high turnovers than Everton (27) so far this season, and Manchester City is the only Premier League team averaging more turnovers per game than Brentford .
Only Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, and Wolves have scored fewer points away from home in the Premier League than Brentford (D4 L3), one of four teams without a victory (2 each).
The longest such run since a run of 14 in the 2017–18 season has been achieved by Manchester City, who have won all 11 of their recent home Premier League games. Only Liverpool has a longer streak of scoring two or more goals in home Premier League games than they have, scoring at least twice in 15 of their most recent games at the Etihad.
Only one of Brentford’s five league away wins against Manchester City has come in the top division, a 2-0 victory on Christmas Day in 1937.
Last season, Man City defeated Brentford at home and on the road in the Premier League, but never in three straight league contests.
With Manchester City, Ederson has won 149 of his 195 Premier League games. If he wins this game, he will become the first player in competition history to reach 150 victories in fewer than 200 games.
The first player to play 50 Premier League games for Brentford would be Bryan Mbeumo, who has already appeared in 49 of them. He has eight assists this season, which is more than any other player for the team, and he’s aiming to become the first player to score in back-to-back Premier League games.
Erling Haaland has scored more goals than any other player in the Premier League this year, and his goals have helped Manchester City to a league-high 13 points. It’s the most points a Man City player has earned in a single Premier League season since Sergio Agüero (13), in 2016–17.
Brentford (15.6%) has played a higher percentage of long passes in the Premier League this season than only Nottingham Forest (16%) and Everton (16%). Ivan Toney has received 60 passes from David Raya, which is the most a goalkeeper has ever given to a non-defender in this season’s league.