West Ham vs Man City: Match preview, team news, predicted XIs, plus more

first_img REVEALED RANKED Pellegrini will come up against his former side on Saturday Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Manchester City visit West Ham United on Saturday afternoon as they look to keep their unbeaten record going in the Premier League.Pep Guardiola’s side will be hoping to tighten their grasp on first place with a win against a Hammers side managed by former City boss Manuel Pellegrini. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED REPLY huge blow no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card PEP: @BernardoCSilva cannot play this weekend. The injury is not a big one but he cannot play this weekend. @benmendy23 will be out for 10-12 weeks. #WHUMCI— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 23, 2018Predicted line-ups:West Ham: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Obiang; Diangana, Arnautovic, AndersonMan City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling The Chilean enjoyed great success at the Etihad, but his opening months with West Ham have been rather more mediocre.The London Stadium club have improved after a dreadful start to the season, but they remain in the bottom half of the table, just four points clear of the relegation zone.They will be hoping to rise up the table with a shock win on Saturday, but West Ham will have their work cut out against a City side who have dropped points on just two occasions this season. MONEY BEST OF What the managers are saying:Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham): “It will be a special game for me on Saturday, when we face Manchester City at London Stadium in the Premier League.“But we know, in this profession, as a manager you must work in different places, for me the most important thing is that in every club I left people have a good relationship with me.“So, I will always love that club because I had three very important years of my life there.”Pep Guardiola (Man City): “Right now, I am only focused on winning the next game.“If we focus on winning back to back titles, we forget what we need to do. There is no sense in talking about that.“Some games we are going to lose and some we will win. Now comes the toughest part of the season.”Team news:Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere could return from injury for West Ham, who will definitely have Mark Noble back after serving a one-match suspension. Robert Snodgrass serves a one-match ban, and he is joined on the sidelines by the injured Ryan Fredericks, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez and Andriy Yarmolenko.Benjamin Mendy will miss out for the visitors having undergone knee surgery last week, while Bernardo Silva will not be risked after suffering a knock on international duty. Kevin De Bruyne is still not ready to return. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more