Both City and Chelsea, three points behind both Guardiola's men and second-placed Manchester United, go into today's game on the back of midweek Champions League victories over Shakhtar Donetsk and Atletico Madrid respectively.
The Spaniard juxtaposed Jose Mourinho's side with Premier League champions Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, describing them as teams that 'like to play football' while seemingly criticising United's approach. His season is starting and it started with a big game, against Atletico Madrid, and he has to show he deserves to stay at the top with the best. Atleti and Man City are completely different teams and this will provide another interesting tactical battle for Conte.
The Italian said Hazard was different to attackers such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, who were more relentless in their pursuit of goals.
Lineups will be posted when announced. There might even be extra motivation for City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero to find the net on Saturday, as he is one goal away from equalling Eric Brook's all-time club record of 177 goals - which has stood for 78 years.
Nevertheless, one potential threat for Hazard and co. will prove a resurgent Raheem Sterling who has entered the 2017-18 campaign in determined fashion. The West London club are currently third in the league with 13 points, and a win on Saturday will take them on level with City.
Guardiola must also plan for life without £52m summer signing Benjamin Mendy, who was in Barcelona on Friday to undergo surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, possibly ending his debut season. All 10 of our writers picked United to win, and only two think Palace will score their first goal of the season.
"I'm sure the top six would like that because they'll get a bigger slice of the pie but there are 14 other teams who want to be competitive", said Clement.
Ahead of the next round of bidding in 2019, Premier League clubs are divided over how the lucrative overseas money deal should be split.
Welcome to the new Big Match Preview feature. "The opposition is not the problem". Stamford Bridge will host a game that Chelsea won 2-1 in its corresponding fixture in the previous season.
Each of the two sides relies on assists to come from Spanish players. In addition, star Eden Hazard has not only returned from injury, but he has hit the ground running. "We have to pay attention tomorrow, as it won't be easy against City". Further forward could see some changes to inject fresh energy; Cesc Fabregas added an extra body to the midfield, but we could well see a change here with the addition of Willian.
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Yesterday, though, that sports-related talk focused on what was happening on the field before kick-off. "They're not S.O.B.'s. A debate over tax reform that could deeply affect the American economy and Americans' personal finances.
The responses have been specifically dominated by conservatives who are outraged at the NFL for defending players who protest. President Donald Trump says football players can protest during a game "but they cannot do it during the national anthem".
Griezmann and Carrasco were replaced in the second half as Simeone began to think of the Champions League visit from Chelsea . The little Belgian will have the roaming role, and his link up play with both the midfield and Alvaro Morata will be crucial.
Ancelotti has been linked with a return to Milan , where he won the Champions League twice in his previous spell. Rummenigge said Thursday night he was very unhappy with what he saw during the defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
The problem right now? The social media company will join cell phone providers who are also working to get the island reconnected. It will be hard to tell what the impact of the storm is without more funding for research, Widder said.
That's not to say that coaches, recruiters and boosters would put away their wallets if schools officially paid players. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks , which is available via iTunes.
So it's hardly surprising that he's been transferred in by more Dream Team managers than any other player this week. In 2014, Atletico Madrid knocked Chelsea out of the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win in London .
The Bears put safety Quintin Demps , who suffered a broken left forearm Sunday against the Steelers, on injured reserve. The receiver made the catch, spun off a tackle at the ten and was then stood up by Adrian Amos at the eight-yard line.
But is there any merit to the claim that the Trump administration has been insufficiently attentive to the crisis in Puerto Rico. Among those leading the charge for the waiver, to nobody's great surprise, is long time Jones Act critic Senator John McCain.
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The frequency of Trump's tweets about NFL are almost certainly similarly motivated by his emotional response to the subject. Back when Hurricane Irma hit Miami a few weeks ago, Pitbull made sure to participate in his hometown's relief.
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Although that's a lot of money, it's still less than what you would pay for the US model, which starts at $929 unlocked. Samsung's Koh also did not detail the challenges the company is facing in developing a Samsung foldable phone.
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Depending on where Wade is placed, he could be that final piece of the puzzle for a team to take it to the Warriors. Wade has accepted a minimum veteran contract deal for a chance to play with his close friend LeBron James .
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Anderson explained the last time she saw Hefner , he has so "old" that he was using a walker since his back wasn't in good shape. He knew that you had to create an experience that brought the brand to life. "A great man, entrepreneur and innovator".
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When they had the ball, the Blues were very poor with their passing and movement and had trouble with the pressing from Shakhtar . Manchester City are top of the Premier League table. "It's just September, it's game by game and we focus on all competitions".
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In a statement on Sunday, Mr Kraft said he was "deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president". With people who know they aren't telling the truth there is always hope. "You know what's hurting the game?".
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What once was, according to Weir, a scenic neighborhood, now appeared as though "a lawnmower in the sky came down". Rivero-Bello said there's a feeling that not enough is being done for Puerto Rico. "And we're doing all we can".
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Juan Pablo Ixbalan made the journey from Guatemala with his fellow parishioners and church leaders to Rother's childhood home. Already, conservative outsiders in Nevada, Arizona and elsewhere say they see in Moore's win a roadmap they can follow.
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"You don't need that". "I went there to see the place when they only had one stand and they were doing the groundwork". It means you are strong team with a good coach and good organisation and for sure, we must pay good attention.