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Manchester City’s remaining fixtures for September - how many will the Blues win?

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Edward Snyder | 03 September, 2018, 18:29

Rafa Benitez's side would have been looking to have produced the same kind of display as they had against Chelsea last weekend, but they did not get off to the best start.

The reigning Premier League champions rounded off the first four games of the new Premier League season with a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Magpies at the Etihad.

"After the World Cup, it's impossible to be in best condition". The Magpies are now in the relegation zone with one point and they will have to wait until the global break concludes to take the field once again. We need more time, and after the worldwide break, the season starts properly in terms of having games every three days.

"I am so surprised that after what happened last season, the World Cup, we come back and you never know".

Guardiola will have to rotate his squad when City are playing three games a week.

"We have the same points as last season at this stage, but our opponents have more".




"And that's why our performance was quite good especially the second half when we didn't concede or let them run and we created enough chances".

"This is the manager's idea, but we are all back him and believe in him".

"In all my life as a player and a coach, every year you have two or three situations in the dressing room during a game or during a training session when something happens between players", he added.

Closing out September is a home game against Brighton, and their win over Manchester United proves they are no pushover, but City dispatched of Chris Hughton's team twice last season and should win again.

"It's about good ball connection and getting it on target".

Stones is his fellow Yorkshireman's closest friend in the City dressing room and the pair will be together again with England during the worldwide break.

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