Manchester City vs West Ham preview: Leroy Sane returns after illness

By Ric Turner, Fri 01 December 2017 14:38

Manchester City vs West Ham preview: Leroy Sane returns after illnessGuardiola could rest trio who are one booking from suspension with eye on Manchester derby

Manchester City vs West Ham

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 4.00pm, Sunday 3rd December 2017

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Mike Dean Assistants: S Long, D Cook Fourth Official: M Jones

Odds: City 1/10, Draw 10/1, West Ham 20/1

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TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Adarabioyo, Danilo, Kompany, Mangala, Otamendi, Walker, De Bruyne, Delph, Diaz, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Zinchenko, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Mendy, Stones

Doubtful: Sane

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

West Ham

Manager: David Moyes

Squad (from): Adrian, Trott, Creswell, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Reid, Kouyate, Lanzini, Obiang, Noble, Antonio, Fernandes, Carroll, Sakho, Ayew, Arnautovic, Haksabanovic, Holland, Quina, Rice, Martinez, Carroll

Injured: Collins, Hernandez, Byram, Fonte

Doubtful: Carroll, Reid

Suspended: None

Ineligible: Hart

Form guide: LDLLD

Leroy Sane is available again after missing the midweek victory against Southampton with a virus, whilst Benjamin Mendy and John Stones remain long-term absentees. Vincent Kompany, Sane and Fernandinho are all one booking away from a suspension that would rule them out of the Manchester derby next weekend, so manager Pep Guardiola is expected to make some changes on Sunday.

“We will see tomorrow,” he said. “Tomorrow we train and we will see what we can do.

“Vincent was two months injured, Fernandinho has played a lot of minutes - but the most important thing is West Ham.

“I am worried about the bookings, United is an important game, but West Ham is as well.

“Last game we didn't play David [Silva] from the beginning, I rotated. Nine games in one month...every player has to play.”

City's last home game against the Hammers ended in a 3-1 win, with Raheem Sterling (2) and Fernandinho netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 51 of the 105 games played against West Ham, with 17 draws and 37 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Mangala, Otamendi, Delph, Gundogan, D Silva, De Bruyne, B Silva, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: City 4 West Ham 0