Cesc Fabregas points to 'tricky' Manchester City worry as Arsenal legend heaps praise on Fulham

Fabregas is currently an assistant coach at Italian Serie B side Como
Fabregas is currently an assistant coach at Italian Serie B side Como -Credit:Marco Mantovani/Getty Images

Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas has praised Fulham's performances this season, suggesting they could pose a challenge for Manchester City in their upcoming match.

Speaking on the Planet Premier League podcast, Fabregas highlighted Fulham's improvement and the impact of their manager Marco Silva.

"Fulham is a tricky one for Manchester City, because they are playing well and they have good players. They've had a very complete season, they've improved in many areas and they have a good coach. It will be tricky for Manchester City to obtain the three points."

Arsenal supporters will be watching the Saturday lunchtime clash with interest, knowing time is running out for City to drop points and hand the Gunners a path to winning their first Premier League title since 2004.

Pep Guardiola's side kick off 28 hours before their title rivals, meaning Arsenal could be behind City by the time they face Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. If that's the case, they'd know that anything less than three points would surely put an end to their chances of finishing top of the pile.

Fabregas continued his praise of Fulham, who go into the weekend in 13th place and with only pride and a top half finish to play for. "I'm happy to hear that Silva isn't happy with Fulham just surviving relegation because that's what we need for the Premier League to keep improving, managers like this with this mentality," Fabregas continued.

"He has a good group of players, technical players. He's made them believe, he's made them work hard because they track back and they really are very disciplined.

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"They have a very clear idea of what they want to do. His style of play is very demanding, but at the same time it's good on the eye.

"It's true that they are a bit inconsistent. They can struggle sometimes but it's still early days. What he's saying, what he's trying to build takes some time as well.

"I believe they are on the right track. He's done it before in other clubs, he's a successful manager so I think he'll be successful at Fulham."