West Ham United Vs Manchester City Predicted Starting XIs

West Ham United Vs Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini faces his former club on the opening day of the season as Manchester City return to the capital following their recent Community Shield victory at Wembley.

This could be an early banana skin though for City, as they look to become the first team since Manchester United to retain their title for the third season in a row.

There is a good feeling that this season West Ham can create something special and return back to the European big time.

Meanwhile, in Manchester, fans don’t really have much to complain about.

Guardiola did, however, say he would rather win the Premier League again, and it would be a fantastic statement if they could travel to the London Stadium and pick up three early points.

Team News

Lukasz Fabianski will face a race against fitness in time for the City game, due to a groin injury picked up in pre-season.

The Hammers will be without captain Mark Noble who is struggling with some leg problems, however, he should be back in the next few weeks so there isn’t a big worry for West Ham fans there.

In contrast to West Ham, City face more concerning injuries, as four key players remain doubtful for their Premier League opener on Saturday.

West Ham United vs Manchester City kickoff time is 12:30 pm.

West Ham United Vs Manchester City Starting XIs

West Ham United (4-2-3-1) Starting XI

  1. Fabianski
  2. Fredericks
  3. Diop
  4. Balbuena
  5. Cresswell
  6. Rice
  7. Wilshere
  8. Fornals
  9. Lanzini
  10. Anderson
  11. Haller

Manchester City (4-3-3) Starting XI

  1. Moraes
  2. Walker
  3. Stones
  4. Laporte
  5. Zinchenko
  6. Bruyne
  7. Hernandez
  8. Silva
  9. Silva
  10. Aguero
  11. Sterling

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This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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