How West Ham must line up when they host Man City on Sunday
West Ham United will look to move a step closer to preserving their Premier League status for at least another year when they host champions Manchester City at the London Stadium on Sunday.
The Irons were lying six points above the bottom three going into the weekend’s fixtures, but they are certainly still looking over their shoulders following their 4-1 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday.
The east London outfit were on course to pick up what would have been a precious point when Marko Arnautovic levelled after Nacho Monreal had given the Gunners the lead, but three goals in the final eight minutes saw them slip to a heavy loss.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be keen for his side to secure their safety sooner rather than later, but they face a hugely difficult task against Pep Guardiola’s men, who have only lost twice all season and are showing no sign of letting up despite already winning the title.
They beat Swansea City 5-0 last weekend, and with the 100-point total still within reach they remain motivated to get victories on the board.
Moyes, who would ensure that he is here to stay if he could mastermind a win against the Citizens to reassure the fans who were fed up with him on Twitter following the Arsenal defeat, stuck with the same XI that drew 1-1 with Stoke City for the trip to north London last time out.
However, following the reverse he may well be considering making some changes in terms of personnel and the 3-4-2-1 formation in order for his team to take something from the game.
Here is how West Ham must line up against Man City, ahead of Adrian in goal…