Guardiola hopeful that Fernandinho could be back within a month
West Ham United vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 12.30pm, Saturday 24th October 2020
Venue: London Stadium, London
Referee: Anthony Taylor Assistants: G Beswick, A Nunn Fourth Official: D Coote
Odds: West Ham 7/1, Draw 17/4, City 5/12
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: David Moyes
Squad (from): Fabianski, Martin, Randolph, Cresswell, Balbuena, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Diop, Masuaku, Cardoso, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Noble, Fornals, Soucek, Rice, Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Bowen, Haller, Antonio
Doubtful: Antonio, Haller
Form guide: WWDWL
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Ake, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Aguero Torres, Mahrez
Injured: Fernandinho, Mendy, Jesus
Doubtful: De Bruyne, Laporte, Zinchenko
Form guide: LWDWW
City are hoping to have Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte available again after injury, but Nathan Ake could miss out after suffering what Pep Guardiola described as "a niggle" before the mid week game against Porto.
“Some of them will be [involved],” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“Some of them, no. You will know tomorrow.”
Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho are all sidelined, although the City boss was hopeful that Brazilian midfielder wouldn't be out for as long as first feared.
“The results were more optimistic so hopefully it will be shorter than one month,” added Pep.
“That's good for us. Being tough is good.”
City won their last game at the London Stadium 5-0, courtesy of a Raheem Sterling hat-trick, and golas from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. Overall City have won 57 of the 111 games played against West Ham, with 17 draws and 37 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: West Ham 1 City 2