Roberto Mancini names an attacking line-up for the trip to Upton Park after Manchester United briefly pulled three points clear with their win earlier in the day
A return to a back-three appears to have been selected with Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure and Matija Nastasic all selected.
Andy Carroll starts up front for the Hammers, still in search of his first goal for the club, while a reshuffle in defence sees Joey O'Brien come in for James Tomkins, who is not involved at all.
West Ham: Jaaskelainen; O'Brien, Reid, Collins, McCartney; Diame, Noble, Nolan; Benayoun, Jarvis, Carroll.
Subs: Spiegel, Cole, Maiga, Spence, O'Neill, Chambers, Hall
Man City: Hart; Milner, Kompany, K. Toure, Nastasic, Clichy; Y. Toure, Nasri; Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli
Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Barry, Sinclair, Garcia, Aguero