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

13:15 GMT+3 23/11/2018
John Stones Manchester City 2018-19
Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the London Stadium on Saturday

Manchester City have a clutch of injury concerns to contend with ahead of their trip to West Ham on Saturday.

Not long ago they were at full strength but now they are without Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy.

Man City Injuries

De Bruyne is out until the start of December with his knee injury though Mendy will be out of action until the New Year.

Bernardo Silva, who has generally deputised for De Bruyne this season, is also out after pulling out of the Portugal squad. He is also doubtful for Tuesday's game at Lyon.

Nicolas Otamendi was ruled out of some games before the international break and also Argentina's recent internationals with a tendon injury, but is back in contention this weekend.

Claudio Bravo (Achilles) is out until next year.

Man City Suspensions

City have no suspensions but Robert Snodgrass is banned for the Hammers.

Man City Potential Starting Line-Up

Mendy's injury means Fabian Delph is most likely to deputise at left-back but it could also have knock-on effects in other areas, with Leroy Sane perhaps in line to start on the left and provide width on that flank, as he did to great effect last season when he played alongside Delph.

Elsewhere, Ilkay Gundogan is most likely to deputise for Bernardo Silva in midfield.

Aymeric Laporte has been an ever-present in the City team this season and his preferred partner of late appears to be John Stones, and that could continue on Saturday.

If Sane does start on the left, Guardiola would have to choose between Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, who have both been in fine form of late.

West Ham Team News

Manuel Pellegrini has a plethora of injuries to contend with as he welcomes his former employers.

Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles), Manuel Lanzini (knee), Winston Reid (knee) and Ryan Fredericks (shin) are long-term absentees.

Snodgrass is serving a one-match ban and Carlos Sanchez is also out with a knee injury.

However, Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll are both fit again and in contention to face City.

Opta Match Facts

  • West Ham have lost all three of their meetings with Man City at the London Stadium in all competitions, scoring just once and conceding 13.
  • Man City have won all four of their Premier League meetings with West Ham under Pep Guardiola by an aggregate score of 13-3.
  • Man City have scored four goals in their last two away Premier League games against West Ham – the last team to score 4+ in three consecutive away games against the same opponent were Chelsea against Bolton (October 2009, January 2011 and October 2011).
  • Manchester City have won their last five Premier League games in London – only one non- London club has ever won six consecutive top-flight games in the capital (Portsmouth between December 1950 and December 1951).
  • Man City’s David Silva has been directly involved in eight goals in his 11 Premier League games against West Ham (4 goals, 4 assists) – only against Newcastle has he been involved in more in the competition (9).

  • The 88 Premier League games involving Man City boss Pep Guardiola have seen 3.33 goals per game (F222 A71), while the 126 games involving West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini have seen 3.21 (F270 A134) – the highest two ratios in the competition (minimum 50 games).

TV Coverage and Kick-Off Time

Kick off is 15:00 GMT (10:00 ET) on Saturday, though the game will not be shown on TV in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.