Man City already playing like Barcelona - Guardiola

1:59 | Planet Futbol         A look back at Manchester City's dramatic 2012 Premier League title win

1:59 | Planet Futbol A look back at Manchester City's dramatic 2012 Premier League title win

Still, it is a dream of Watford to defeat Manchester City in the EPL.

"All the teams that play in Europe have a lot of games", he said.

Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart, and Miguel Britos are will not play in this match.

Unlike his counterpart in the Watford dugout, Pep Guardiola does not have many injury concerns ahead of the visit to Vicarage Road on Saturday. Last season, they all had to work out the kinks as they transitioned into Pep Guardiola's system.

First-choice goalkeeper Ederson will start today despite being stretchered off the field last weekend.

In the early game Crystal Palace failed to benefit from the Roy Hodgson effect as Steven Davis's early goal and two saves by Fraser Forster helped Southampton beat the Premier League's bottom club 1-0 at Selhurst Park.

However, he is yet to feature so far this season, as he was named on the bench for their first three matches before then missing out entirely against Liverpool last time out, reportedly due to coaching staff being concerned with a perceived lack of fitness - claims rebuffed by his agent.

Jesus has scored 12 goals in 16 Premier League games including one in the rout at Watford.

"There are plenty of goals in the team", he told United's website.

Sergio Aguero has six goals and one assist in four previous appearances against Watford in all competitions.

Back to the drawing board for Marco Silva. The Hornets are playing with a lot of confidence at the moment.

Watford missed out on the chance to go top of the Premier League.

But in recent games, Guardiola's side have began to hit their straps with nine goals in their past two outings against Liverpool and Feyenoord.

"Maybe we don't have time for that".

Back in May Jose Holebas and Valon Behrami were Watford's centre-back pairing as City ran riot in Walter Mazzarri's last game, putting five past a makeshift defence. Man City can bring on midfielder Leroy Sane just as defenders are tiring, which spells trouble for opponents.

With Watford though, Silva has a side that can be a tough outfit to deal with in the final third as well, and that's where Guardiola's true test lies. City aggressively pursued Alexis Sanchez this summer, and there were questions about whether Aguero could play together with 20-year-old star Gabriel Jesus.

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles proved the Magpies' hero once again as his second-half header earned a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Stoke.

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