Aguero scores hat-trick in Manchester City's 6 - 0 win over Watford

Following losses to Tottenham and Huddersfield in the first two matches of the season, the Magpies have rattled off three consecutive league wins, the latest of which they scored in comeback fashion, beating Stoke City 2-1 at St. James Park.

Here are some of the talking points ahead of the game.

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

It's back to the domestic front this afternoon for Manchester City after their thumping of Feyenoord on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Nicolas Otamendi headed in David Silva's corner in the 63rd minute before Aguero completed his hat-trick when he poked home past Gomes after a pulsating solo run into the box. Still, it is a dream of Watford to defeat Manchester City in the EPL. In fact, the Watford boss could have as many as seven major absentees from his matchday squad due to suspension and fitness issues. Defender Miguel Britos is suspended for the game.

But he is unlikely to play a part against Watford.

It is unfair to criticise Andre Gray for his lack of goals in a Watford shirt since his record move from Burnley, because doing so would ignore the contribution he makes to the side.

The Belgian has been one of their key players since his arrival in 2015 but with Pep Guardiola opting for two strikers upfront more often than not this season and Silva playing out of his skin, De Bruyne was initially confined to a more withdrawn role.

Guardiola said captain Vincent Kompany is back in training following a calf injury but is unlikely to feature at Vicarage Road.

"Last season we had a problem scoring".

His prolific strike partner Sergio Aguero is just as happy when facing Watford.

First-choice goalkeeper Ederson will start today despite being stretchered off the field last weekend.

And, as a result, genius Fantasy Premier League managers are now emerging - you know the ones! Huddersfield (18 mins) and Manchester United (2 mins) are the only teams that have been behind for fewer minutes.

Sergio Aguero has three goals in his last three league appearances against the London side.

Watford have kicked off their 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a bang, and a lot of it is down to defensive solidity that has been apparent for everyone to see under Marco Silva.

And the Belgium global insisted that there would be no let-up against the Hornets because there are always other players pushing for a starting XI place.

Another day, another HUGE win for Manchester City.

With Silva's astute tactics up against a marauding Guardiola side, it will prove to be an interesting contest, despite City being strong favourites at Vicarage Road.

Watford's record against Man City is poor, to say the least. Liverpool had chances to get the full three points, it just didn't take them.

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