Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Ham

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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon

Manchester City continue their champions' tour with a trip to West Ham on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola looks set to name another strong side, as he did against Swansea City last weekend. That game resulted in a 5-0 win for City, with David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus among the goals.

One big question is whether Guardiola will start Claudio Bravo in goal, or if he will continue with Ederson despite already having the league wrapped up.


MAN CITY INJURIES


Sergio Aguero is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, meaning Jesus will likely continue to lead the line.

John Stones has a groin problem and is unlikely to feature, although he could return before the end of the season.


MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS


Neither side have any suspensions, but Fernandinho is almost certain to return to the City line-up after serving a two-match ban. 


MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP


Fernandinho is back from suspension, having picked up 10 yellow cards during the course of the season. Nicolas Otamendi, Leroy Sane and Kyle Walker sat out last week's win against Swansea but could come back into the side. 

Benjamin Mendy made his comeback off the bench and it is probable that he will remain in reserve at West Ham too.

Claudio Bravo still needs another four league appearances to be eligible to receive a Premier League winner's medal (City will be given 40 medals to distribute to their players, but five appearances are required to get one). Ederson started against Swansea and it will be interesting to see whether Bravo is given a start, comes off the bench, or neither. 

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WEST HAM TEAM NEWS


West Ham have a number of long-term injuries to contend with, as well as the fact that Joe Hart is ineligible as he cannot play against his parent club.

Sam Byram, Winston Reid, Michail Antonio and Pedro Obiang are all ruled out with injuries sustained earlier this year.


OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • West Ham have lost their two previous matches against Man City at London Stadium by an aggregate score of 0-9 (0-5 in FA Cup in January 2017, 0-4 in Premier League in February 2017).
  • Manchester City have won all four matches against the Hammers under Pep Guardiola in all competitions.
  • The Hammers have lost only one of their last seven Premier League home games (W3 D3), losing 0-3 against Burnley last month.
  • Man City have won their last two league games played in London, beating Arsenal and Tottenham respectively. They’ve not won three consecutive top-flight games in the capital since January 1955 (2 wins vs Chelsea, 1 vs Arsenal).
  • The Citizens have scored 98 Premier League goals this season – only three teams have reached 100 goals in a single season in the competition’s history (Chelsea 103 in 2009-10, Man City 102 in 2013-14 and Liverpool 101 in 2013-14). Indeed, if they score their 100th in this game, it will be the fastest a team has reached 100 top-flight goals in a season (35 games) since Everton in 1931-32 (32 games).
     
  • The Citizens are also one win away from equalling Chelsea’s record of 30 wins in a single Premier League campaign, which the Blues set last season.
     
  • David Silva has scored four and assisted two goals in his six away matches against West Ham for Man City in all competitions, scoring in both matches at London Stadium.

TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


Kick off is 14:15 GMT (09:15 ET) on Sunday, April 29, and will be shown on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.

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