'I NEED exceptional Yaya' says Guardiola ahead of Man City's Watford trip

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Manchester City, on the other hand, have been imperious at the start of this season, with three wins and a draw in the league, in addition to handing a 4-0 thrashing to Feyenoord in their Champions League curtain raiser on Wednesday. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here. The result of this match to be as, Watford 0-2 Manchester City.

City have notched up three more goals than the Hornets thus far and the forward partnership of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus is proving fruitful early on.

He also failed to make the bench for City's 5-0 thumping of Liverpool last weekend.

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

But Guardiola, whose side travel to Watford on Saturday, has been quick to knock back any idea of a fallout and says the Ivorian will be a key figure for his team this season.

He joins Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart and Tommie Hoban on the casualty list while Miguel Britos is suspended.

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

"The way we played as a team, we are so happy", the Spaniard added.

For Pep, I believe he will start the majority of the side who started midweek, indicated by the fact he substituted Silva, Aguero and Fernandinho during the second half.

Manchester City are unbeaten against Watford in the Premier League, winning four of their six matches (D2).

Despite Watford's league failings against City over the last 28 years, Marco Silva has instilled great confidence and solidity upon taking the reigns from Walter Mazzarri.

If his impressive home record continues and Watford collect all three points, the Hornets will spend Saturday night at the top of the Premier League table.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are beginning to remind him of his great Barcelona side after a dominant week domestically and overseas. "Now we go to West Brom and after that, we have more games before the global break".

Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne reckons the intense competition for places at the club is helping to maintain their standards on the pitch.

Captain Jamal Lascelles made it 2-1 to Newcastle 10 minutes later to secure the win.

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