Edin Dzeko, James Milner and Matija Nastasic are all demoted to the substitutes' bench following last weekend's 3-1 loss to Tottenham as the Hammers name an unchanged team
The midfielder missed the 3-1 loss to Tottenham on Sunday with an ankle injury, while the Argentine was only fit enough for a place on the bench.
Edin Dzeko, a starter at White Hart Lane, is demoted to a place among the substitutes, along with James Milner and Matija Nastasic. Joleon Lescott replaces the young centre-back.
Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce keeps faith with the same XI that beat Wigan 2-0 last weekend.
Manchester City starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Yaya Toure, Barry; Silva, Tevez, Nasri; Aguero.
Subs: Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Milner, Dzeko
West Ham starting XI: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien; Jarvis, Nolan, Diame, O'Neil, Vaz Te; Carroll
Subs: Henderson, Carlton Cole, Collison, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz, Joe Cole