SOU vs MCI Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Southampton stand wary and on their toes infront of a Manchester City side out to prove a point.
When Manchester City had walked onto the pitch and offered a guard of honour to applaud this year’s champions, you could see how much missing out on the title hurt to them. The team was nowhere in the title battle this season with Liverpool way outplaying them to hold a runaway lead that saw them clinch the prestigious Premier League trophy at the earliest stage ever.
Where the entire narrative was built around this Liverpool side walking out to be serenaded by the sae club it had displaced from the throne, the entire discourse changed once the ball was kicked. Manchester City showed that they are going to giving Liverpool a tough and gruelling fight in the ensuing season with City outplaying Liverpool on the day as they made a mockery of this edition’s champions.
Thumping Liverpool 4-0 on the day as they embarrassed their opponents, Manchester City showed just how much they want to relinquish their lost trophy. This is a side out for redemption, a team looking to salvage an otherwise underperforming and underachieving season.
In this form, City become a ruthless force to square off against. This is a side which is going to unabatedly continue in its rampant manners today as well and end up with a compelling and electric win over Southampton.
Probable Playing 11
- Aguero is set to miss the remainder of the season for City with the player having suffered a lengthy setback.
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Long
Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Southampton Vs Manchester City
Date And Time: 5th June, Sunday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Ings: 18 Goals
- Aguero: 16 Goals
Watford Vs Southampton: 1-3
Manchester City Vs Liverpool: 4-0
SOU vs MCI Dream11 Picks
Defeating Watford 3-1 the last time around, Southampton look to have finally asserted themselves of safety this season. Now 12 points clear from the relegation zone, the club has had to thank their goal-keeper Alex McCarthy immensely for veering their clear of the bottom three with his fortitude and valour helping shore up the side’s defence.
Albeit that surprising slump against Chelsea, Manchester City have not conceded in any of their encounters since the league ahs returned. This is a side which utilised the three month break to work on its defensive vulnerabilities, a team which is able to brazen its way out infront of the most vigorous of attacking tests.
Adding to that is the attacking threat which fullbacks Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker always carry with them to see the two become instant picks for us today from the side. With the likelihood a City cleansheet being high, their mainstay in defence, CB Aymeric Laporte will be wrapping up our three man slot from the visiting team.
The one name will ease his way into our side from the home team as well with Jack Stephens earning a place in our side courtesy of the three assists he’s gotten for the club.
Kevin de Bruyne’s penalty against Liverpool means he’s now gone onto score in two successive encounters to further take his tally upto the 11 goals and 17 assists this season to make him an indispensable pick for us. We are partnering him up with Phil Foden who’s finally getting chances on the field and showing why he’s so deserving of them with two goals against Liverpool.
With 8 assists this season, we have Riyad Mahrez join up with the two to form a daunting trio capable of ripping Southampton into shreds today. The home team will on the other hand have just the one name be nailed down in our side here with us opting for James Ward-Prowse with the player having popped up with 5 goals and 3 assists for the team.
If there’s any capable of keeping this lost cause alive for Southampton and grabbing the match by the scruff of the neck, it’s the side’s striker. Danny Ings has been reason for ensuring the club’s survival this campaign with his behemoth 18 goals making him a must have pick for the imminent encounter.
On the other hand, his 13 goals will see us opt for Raheem Sterling from Manchester City to bring an end to our set of picks for the day’s fixture.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The 28 goal contributions for him meant Kevin was always going to captain our side out for the encounter while Mahrez is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Alex, Mendy, Walker, Laporte, Jack, Kevin, Riyad, Phil, James, Sterling, Ings
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