Kevin De Bruyne vs Crystal Palace
When the Premier League restarts after the international break, Manchester City travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
Could Palace inflict another defeat on the reigning Premier League champions?
Last season, the Eagles memorably beat Man City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
Moreover, Man City have already lost twice in the league this time around.
After losing to Norwich, Wolves claimed a 2-0 win at Man City on Sunday.
Kevin De Bruyne missed the Wolves defeat through injury. However, the Times report on Monday that KDB should return for the Palace game:
Guardiola should have Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder, available for City’s next match, at Crystal Palace a week on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah vs Man United
Liverpool beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday.
However, Liverpool’s victory was somewhat spoiled by an injury to Mohamed Salah in the final stages.
Salah suffered an ankle injury following a poor tackle from Hamza Choudhury.
The Times on Monday, however, believe that Salah will be fit for the Manchester United match after the international break:
Salah limped from the stadium but there is a good chance that the striker will be fit to face United and he had, in any case, been offered a rest by Egypt, after not being selected for their friendly with Botswana.
Mohamed Salah’s scan results showed no major issue. He suffered a twisted ankle v Leicester. #LFC insist it’s too early to say whether he will be fit for Manchester United away. Will continue to receive treatment this week.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 7, 2019
Can Man City overtake Liverpool in the title race?
Liverpool are eight points clear of Man City after 8 rounds of the season.
However, Pep Guardiola believes there’s still enough time in the campaign to turn things around.