Guardiola wants more belief in big games from City

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The Belgium worldwide had been earmarked as somebody who could spearhead the new-look Manchester City, but from the mid-point of the season he looked laboured, perhaps weighed down by his new, more industrious role in the Blues' engine room.

"I was so impressed with their performance against Southampton".

But City were strolling towards victory thanks to three first-half goals with Gabriel Jesus adding to a Sergio Aguero brace to put Guardiola's side firmly in control. Then they had two wins over Bournemouth (1-2) and Liverpool (5-0) after a draw (1-1) to Everton.

When Gabriel (Jesus) came last season we can not forget he had just seven or eight games because he was injured immediately.

Watford will be without a host of defenders once more, giving boss Silva a selection headache ahead of the encounter.

Palace sit bottom of the table after becoming the first English top-tier team to lose their opening five fixtures without scoring a single goal.

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

Up front, Roberto Pereyra (groin) and Mauro Zarate (cruciate ligament) are the men who will not play any part on Saturday.

Englishman Andre Gray could lead the line, as he did against the Saints with the young Brazilian Ricarlison pushing up on the left and Carillo on the right.

The Hornets held out until the last 10 minutes, when Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero struck within two minutes of each other to seal another miserable defeat for Watford against City.

For City, Vincent Kompany won't be available after picking up an injury during the worldwide break.

"Last season we had a problem scoring". He has only lost two out of eleven games while in charge of Hull City and Watford.

Marco Silva's arrival in Hertfordshire had brought an unbeaten start to the season but it was not to be sustained. So, they now spot at fourth place in the Premier League standing table.

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

With the score still 0-0, Sterling was also the recipient of a delicious through ball from De Bruyne and a goal seemed certain before Kabasele made an excellent last-ditch intervention.

Another day, another HUGE win for Manchester City.