Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(91) 49 Goals 36 (51)
(72) 37 Assists 25 (33)
(7.1) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
32.9 Average Age 33.8
180.6 Average Height (cm) 183.2
(1.3) 1.4 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(51%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 52% (50%)
(0.7) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.7)
(1.1) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Man City
West Ham
Player Reason Status Rating
Claudio Bravo Out N/A
Aymeric Laporte Out 7.05
Fernandinho Out 7.31
John Stones Out 6.87
Gabriel Jesus Out 6.64
Benjamin Mendy Doubtful 7.29
Fabian Delph Doubtful 6.82
Player Reason Status Rating
Winston Reid Out N/A
Carlos Sánchez Out 6.01
Andrii Yarmolenko Out 6.28
Jack Wilshere Out 6.68
Fabián Balbuena Doubtful 6.98

Team News

Man City
West Ham
  • Pep Guardiola will no doubt rotate his squad after the Carabao Cup final went all the way to penalties and will be forced into at least two changes.
  • John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho were forced off with injuries, so defensively the Spaniard is short of options. Benjamin Mendy has trained for the last few days, however, and will make the squad.
  • The coach will look to rotate his players further forward, though Gabriel Jesus is also still recovering from injury and may not be ready to return to the side alongside the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.
  • Manuel Pellegrini is still without the likes of Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko but Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri are back available.
  • Centre-back Fabian Balbuena is also nearing a return but may be kept back for the game against Newcastle at the weekend.
  • The likes of Ryan Fredericks and Marko Arnautovic, both of whom came off the bench at the weekend, come return to the starting XI.

Prediction

  • Manchester City have won their last six competitive meetings with West Ham, scoring 24 goals in the process, so it will be up to former boss Manuel Pellegrini to stop the rot on Wednesday and try to cause an upset that would dent his old club's title bid.
  • The visitors will certainly be buoyed by the fact that City had to come through 120 minutes at the weekend, picking up injuries to key players along the way, and Pep Guardiola has made it clear that the mounting absences are likely to have an effect on his side's performances.
  • At home anything but a win for the champions would still be a shock but the Hammers have posed problems for the Citizens at the Etihad in recent seasons and could do so once more.
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User Predictions

Comments (21)

 
  • Ref 1-0 WH

  • Guardiola is so overrated. He just buys the greatest talents money can buy.

  • @Yassine_1 One of the most ignorant comments I've read on here... While I do agree that City have splashed big money on top players, they are far from alone in that bracket these days, even if they're still top in it. And that's not even mentioning the fact that Guardiola came to City with 18 trophies in his bag, without having had the luxury of a bottomless money well, despite both Barcelona and Bayern having solid finances. It's human to be bitter, but at least try sticking to the facts.

  • @Yassine_1 LOL I hope you're joking. he's made Aguero (a premier league legend) better, sterling is world class now, sane wasn't scoring or assisting many goals at schalke (in a weaker league than the PL) , kdb's become the greatest number 10 in the world, david silva (a premier league legend) improved, do I need to go on? okay, stones (garbage at everton) is on of PL's best defenders.....mate just delete your account

  • @daconrad15 I wouldn't say Stones was garbage at Everton... Pep isn't known for splashing out money on shit players, much less a few pennies short of £50 million. Although relative to how good he is now, you might be right. :) Otamendi, on the other hand, was in fact pretty garbage at City, pre-Pep. About as big a mistake waiting to happen as Dejan Lovren. I'd say he's pushed him up a notch or ten. Now if he had only managed to do the same thing with Mangala... Disclosure: I'm NOT a Man City fan. But great football is great football.

  • @Motorbreath almost everyone improved. Look at Danilo too, he seemed to be over as a player after Madrid. Delph and Zinchenko as leftbacks? Fernandinho was always good, but became really a key player under Pep. Bernardo is turning to be a beast too. And every player is a huge personality, they are not just a label with a price. Is ridiculous how many deluded commentators do not see the obvious things.

  • @tar88s I absolutely agree. He took a good squad, with some good, some mediocre and a few great players, and turned it into a highly entertaining, world-class football machine. Sure he's been backed by the club in the recruitment department, but shouldn't that be a given regardless of club and manager? Klopp has done the same at Liverpool, albeit by wising up a bit later than Pep. He initially scoffed at paying "astronomical" prices for top players, but he admitted after his first full season that he realized "you don't get a badge" for positive transfer spend in the PL. Luckily the club ownership backed him up, which is more than could be said about other clubs. Sad to see Newcastle struggle due to lack of financial backing by Mike Ashley, when they have a gem of a manager. Same could be said about Chelsea too, although the kind of backing their managers have historically lacked is not financial.

  • 20 - 2 shots and only 1-0 through a penalty ...

  • @neumi17 the game looked weird, seemed like a friendly sometimes. City created chances with ease on the beginning, but they finished like amateurs in many episodes. The only explanation is fatigue. Players are tired, both mentally and physically. And penalty was soft I have to say, but they get these decisions very rarely, unlike their opponents.

  • @neumi17 Fabianski MoTM and apparently the best goalie in PL, according to his stats on here. Not too shabby for a 33-year-old who lost his place in the national team and got relegated last season.

  • Bums will start to squeak if there is no goal in the next 6 or 8 minutes. City are hardly suffering a cup final reaction?

  • All shots in the match did by City Player. But Still 0-0 ckckck

  • Sané + Silva + de Bruyne + Agüero = 3 or more goals

  • 5-1

  • @furyqq I'll be shocked if Man City could score more than 2 goals. It's obviously a 2-1 home win.

  • 4-0

  • 3-1

  • 1-2, Fernandinho out

  • @ediboxy lol,,stupid dream,,,

  • @DeGeST Not unthinkable. Look at the games they've lost this season, Fernandinho was either absent or played significantly below par. He doesn't make the headlines, but he's without a doubt their most influential player, whom they don't have a decent like-for-like backup for.

  • West Ham to score for 1.90? Hell yea. Now is great opportunity for it. City without Fernandinho in the midfield are a lot weaker + Laporte their best defender is out.