It was another week unbeaten for Manchester City, but there was a bump in the road as a record-shattering Premier League winning streak came to an end at Crystal Palace with a 0-0 draw. Days later, it was back to business as Guardiola’s men beat Watford 3-1 at the Etihad. Those two games are covered in the fourth episode of the City Watch Podcast, hosted as always by Ian Cheeseman, who is is joined by Jordan Elgott, Ryan Corless and Emily Brobyn to discuss the week’s events and all of the hot topics.
David Silva’s emotional statement is among the talking points, with the crew discussing how classy City have handled it and Emily bringing up a similar situation of her own from her time at the club. Also impressive is how quickly Kevin De Bruyne returned from injury, and the four marvel over him. And the hot transfer topic of the moment is on the agenda: With Gabriel Jesus injured, do City move now for Alexis Sanchez? The pros and cons of a January deal are discussed. Perhaps the most lively topic of this week’s show is Sergio Aguero, with Jordan sharing some strong views about Kun, leading to an intriguing debate about his future and comparisons to Gabriel Jesus and who suits Pep’s team more.
Fernandinho is described as City’s ‘unsung hero’ and Ian recalls what he said to Pep Guardiola at a press conference last season about the Brazilian. Then the question of how Pep will line up against Burnley and Bristol City – which trophy gets the priority? And finally, what will happen to Delph when Mendy is fit, especially if City sign another left-back?