It’s almost a year since West Ham came to the Etihad Stadium and survived a City bombardment to end an unbeaten start to the 2015-16 Premier League campaign. The Hammers became renowned for their ability to take points away from home against big teams last season. This season, they have gotten off to a poor start, but City must again be wary of Slaven Bilić and his team’s smash-and-grab ability.
West Ham are without several players, most notably star player Dimitri Payet, but also the likes of Andy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell. City have a big squad of players to choose from and recall several big names after the mid-week clash with Steaua.
Manchester City XI: Caballero, Zabaleta (c), Otamendi, Stones, Clichy, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Nolito, Aguero
West Ham XI: Adrian, Antonio, Collins, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble (c), Kouyate, Gökhan Töre, Fletcher, Valencia
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