The Man City XI to beat West Ham
Manchester City travel south to London for the first time in three months as they take on West Ham at the new London Stadium. A place in the fourth round of the F.A. Cup is the prize on offer to both sides, as they prepare for the very same fixture in February.
The Citizens are in a strong run of form having suffered defeat just once in their last five Premier League games – that being the New Year’s Eve loss to title rivals Liverpool. However, Pep Guardiola’s side will be keen to continue their winning run against Slaven Bilic’s West Ham.
The Hammers head into the clash after an impressive Christmas period which saw them move further away from the relegation zone. However, Bilic’s side were controversially beaten by City’s bitter rivals Manchester United on Monday.
City have not beaten West Ham away from home since October 2013’s 1-3 victory at Upton Park.
Changes appear inevitable as City look to balance out their squad over three competitions. But to ensure a place in the next round, Guardiola must pick this starting XI to overcome the Hammers.