West Ham United (4-1-2-1-2): Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Amalfitano, Noble, Downing, Valencia, Sakho
The Hammers have been one of the surprise teams this season, as they currently sit fourth in the Premier League table after winning three out of their last four fixtures with their latest result an impressive 3-1 away win against Burnley. Summer signings Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have been in amazing form over those games and is expected to lead the two-man line for the Hammers when they host the Premier League champions Man City this weekend. Stewart Downing, also on form, will play ‘in the hole’ behind the striking duo.
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Hart, Zabaleta, Mangala, Kompany, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Navas, Milner, Silva, Aguero
Manchester City are finally playing like champions after their customary dismantling of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with Sergio Aguero scoring all four goals in a 4-1 thrashing. The Argentine is now level with Chelsea striker Diego Costa in the Golden Boot race and can finally overtake the Spaniard this weekend, as Costa may well miss the Blues’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Frank Lampard has been brilliant for City but limped off against Spurs, making him a doubt for this trip to Upton Park. Yaya Toure therefore returns to the lineup and will partner Fernando in centre-midfield.
— Gaurav Shrestha (@GauravShresth17) October 22, 2014
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A fan captures Nasri’s goal as Manchester City won the Premier League last season with a final day win over West Ham United… but will this new Hammers side allow the Citizens to get a similar result?