Fulham faithful fear the worst ahead of Man City clash after training clip emerges

Marco Silva and Pep Guardiola
Fulham will be looking to cause an upset in Man City's title hopes -Credit:Julian Finney/Getty Images

Arsenal supporters will be eagerly watching this week's early Premier League kick-off, hoping for Fulham to give them a significant boost in the title race.

The Gunners could lose their top spot if Manchester City triumph over Fulham in Saturday's 12.30pm match at Craven Cottage. Currently, the title is within City's grasp as they have a game in hand over Arsenal, but any points lost by Pep Guardiola's team would benefit the current league leaders.

The Gunners will be hoping for a Fulham upset, despite Marco Silva's side sitting comfortably mid-table with nothing significant to play for this season. This has led to suggestions that Fulham might be 'on the beach' ahead of their match against City.

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Fulham striker Raul Jimenez posted a video from training on social media showing the squad flying kites at the training ground in preparation for the weekend's game. The clip has been shared by Fulham fans on social media, with one stating: "I don't think there's a bigger sign of a team being on the beach when our players are flying kites in training."

Fulham, who haven't won in their last three league games and drew 0-0 with Brentford in their most recent match, will still give it their all, according to Portuguese boss, Silva. He is hoping his team can make life difficult for Premier League leaders City.

"We are going to try and win the game as always," Silva said. "It's clear from me, we are going to try, 100 per cent."

"We are going to play against one of the best teams in the world, if not the best in my opinion. But, as always, more so at Craven Cottage, we are a really tough team to play against and we're going to give a really tough game for City as well."

Guardiola's side are unbeaten since the beginning of December when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa. They have since gone on a 20-game unbeaten run.

Title rivals, Arsenal meanwhile, will take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday (May 12) in the penultimate league game.