City virtually at full strength for trip to London Stadium
West Ham United vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 7.45pm, Wednesday 1st February 2017
Venue: London Stadium, East London
Referee: Kevin Friend Assistants: A Nunn, D Cann Fourth Official: J Moss
Odds: West Ham 9/2, Draw 7/2, City 4/7
Tickets: Sold out
TV: BT Sport
West Ham United
Manager: Slaven Bilic
Squad (from): Randolph, Adrian, Spiegel, Reid, Cresswell, Collins, Byram, Oxford, Kouyate, Obiang, Noble, Antonio, Carroll, Nordtvelt, Feghouli, Ayew, Calleri, Fletcher, Fernandes, Lanzini
Injured: Sakho, Tore, Masuaku, Arbeloa, Ogbonna
Doubtful: Noble, Carroll
Form guide: WWLLLW
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Caballero, Gunn, Adarabioyo, Clichy, Kolarov, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Fernando, Garcia, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Iheanacho, Nolito
Form guide: WDLWWL
Sergio Aguero is available again after missing the FA Cup victory at Selhurst Park, whilst Fernandinho is named in the squad after finishing a four match suspension. Ilkay Gundogan, out for the season with a knee injury, is the only absentee for City's second visit to the London Stadium in four weeks.
“Yes, he [Aguero] trained with the team so he is ready,” Guardiola said.
“Fernandinho is so important. We play a lot of games without him. I am happy he is back. Of course, it is important for us.”
“He’s not an aggressive player,” he said. “He’s a tough player, intense player. He’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and when you are a nice guy off the pitch you are a nice guy on the pitch.
“We accept the ban and don’t complain - but he’s not an aggressive guy.”
City's last away game at West Ham ended in a 5-0 win in the FA Cup just four weeks ago, withYaya Toure, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and John Stones amongst City's goalscorers. Overall City have won 50 of the 104 games played against West Ham, with 17 draws and 37 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Bravo, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: West Ham 1 City 2