Grant v Mancini – let battle commence

After all the good work West Ham had done over the last few matches, defeat at Sunderland on Sunday set alarm bells going again around Upton Park. Whilst a defeat away from home against one of the league’s form sides should not be a major shock, it will be the lack of creativity in front of goal that will have concerned Avram Grant the most.

If there is to be some good news, ahead of a clash with Champions League chasing Manchester City, it is that old fan’s favourite, Carlos Tevez will not be making an appearance against his former club.

Without him, City have been unpredictable at best so far this year, however with the Hammers struggling to string performances together, the ‘lesser’ lights should have more than enough in the tank to see off Tevez’s past employers.

Prediction: 1-2

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