West Ham v Manchester City : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: October 23, 2020, 8:00 pm (1 month ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola

Date :Saturday 24th October,2020
Time: 12:30pm
Stadium London Stadium
Referee Anthony Taylor (England)

Goal Scorer:
Team News:

West Ham United
West Ham are sweating over the fitness of Michail Antonio, who was taken off before the comeback against Spurs due to a tight hamstring, and Sebastien Haller.

Antonio is expected to recover in time, while Haller could also be in contention should he pass a late fitness test.

West Ham could also hand a debut to deadline day signing Said Benrahma following his arrival from Brentford on an initial loan deal.

Benrahma may have to settle for that coming from the bench at this stage, although Lanzini will hope to have earned a starting spot with his goal-of-the-season contender against Spurs.

Fabian Balbuena scored the first of West Ham's goals in that comeback, but he may be dropped back to the bench in favour of the fit-again Issa Diop.

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku; Bowen, Soucek, Rice, Lanzini; Antonio

West Ham United Premier League form: LLWWD
West Ham United form (all competitions): LWWLWD

Manchester City
Guardiola admitted that his side are starting to feel the impact of the relentless fixture schedule, which gets no easier with five games to come in the next two weeks.

Fernandinho limped off late against Porto having only lasted nine minutes during a sub appearance, and he could be sidelined for a month to leave Man City light of defensive options.

Ake pulled out on the morning of that match with a slight groin injury, while Laporte also missed the game - although he is expected back in training ahead of this one and so could therefore be in contention.

There is more good news regarding Kevin De Bruyne, who is also due to return to training ahead of this game after missing the last two matches with the thigh problem he sustained while on international duty.

Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy are long-term absentees who are not expected back until after next month's international break, but fit-again Sergio Aguero could lead the line once more.

Raheem Sterling will also be expecting to start again, having been directly involved in 11 goals from his last six Premier League starts against West Ham, including a hat-trick in the corresponding fixture last season.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Manchester City Premier League form: WLDW
Manchester City form (all competitions): WLWDWW

Prediction: West Ham United 1-2 Manchester City

Posted: (1 month ago) on 23-10-2020 08:00 PM | Hero