Man City vs West Ham: A rampant Manchester City team welcome a slipping West Ham side in the lunchtime fixture of the Premier League on Sunday.
Manchester City are showing that they mean business this season.Pep seems to have finally found a foothold in shaping up a great side with his team producing results that have far exceeded people’s expectations.
They have already broken the PL record for the best start to a campaign and are currently busy extending the record by producing wins with class apart showings.They have won 19 successive games in all competitions scoring 59 in the process.
This new found consistency has shown that Guardiola’s long awaited first silverware might just be on the cards. It’s too early to surmise but
some pundits are saying that we might as well expect another Invincibles season this term around.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both chasing the hosts, but their fate is under their control with five points lead at the top.
The Hammers on the other hand are just hanging by a thread. Their last six outings in all competitions has seen them register three losses and two draws.
A worrisome time for the Hammers has already lost their former manager, Slaven Bilic his job. David Moyes’ consequent appointment hasn’t yielded any fruits yet, as the London club need to bounce back immediately. The Scot saw his side at the bottom of the league last season as well, and there are worrying signs it could be the same for former United boss this term too.
His men need to swallow all the negativity and pressure and step in the pitch with a determined mindset and calm attitude if they are to cause any difficulties for the league leaders.
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Sane missed the last game through illness but is back in the side. The only absentees for the Citizens are John Stones(hamstring) and Benjamin Mendy(knee).
With Joe Hart ineligible to play against his parent club Adrian will be given the nod to start the match. Winston Reid will have to pass a late fitness trip ahead of Sunday’s game if he is to sit at the heart of West Ham’s defence.
Meanwhile, injury woes continue with all their marquee names out with injury. Javier Hernandez (hamstring), Andy Carroll (knee) , Sam Byram (hamstring), James Collins(ankle) and Jose Fonte(ankle) are all out with injuries.
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane
West Ham : Adrian, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Kouyate, Arnautovic, Lanzini, Masuaku, Ayew