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Manchester City vs West Ham United
English Premier League (EPL)
Place: Etihad Stadium – Manchester, ENG
Date: 27-Feb-2019
Time: 3:00pm ET

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Manchester City play host to West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, with regaining top spot in the Premier League their immediate target.

Pep Guardiola’s men picked up silverware at the weekend as they defeated Chelsea on penalties in a match that will be best remembered for Blues keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be replaced before the shootout.

They had gone into Sunday leading the league, but Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United saw them fall a point behind the Reds.

Team News

Manchester City lost Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho to injuries at the weekend, with both set to miss out for several weeks.

Claudio Bravo, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus are all still laid up, although Benjamin Mendy is training again and should play some role.

Possible Man City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Mendy; De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden; Mahrez, Aguero, Sane

West Ham have been troubled by long-term injury problems all season and that trend continues, although there is light at the end of the tunnel for Fabian Balbuena, who is training again.

Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko are all sidelined.

Possible West Ham starting XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Snodgrass, Nasri, Anderson; Arnautovic

Man City vs West Ham : Match Preview

Manchester City might have picked up the first silverware of the domestic season, but they have their eyes firmly set on greater goals than the Carabao Cup, which they claimed with a penalty shootout victory over Chelsea.

Indeed, they are currently chasing four titles, with Kevin De Bruyne of the belief that if Pep Guardiola’s men can complete a clean sweep they will become “the best team ever”.

“We want to win as much as possible but not to think about the quadruple. If we win three and then play the Champions League final then maybe we can talk about it. Before that, no way!” the Belgian told Sky Sports.

De Bruyne did admit that he feels the challenge is “almost impossible” and certainly there is little scope for error with City now playing catch up in the league as they trail Liverpool by a point.

Guardiola, meanwhile, wants full commitment from his players.

“I don’t want to see excuses from my players about tiredness or the amount of games, that is nothing when you have to fight until the end to the retain the title,” he explained.

“The power and energy to achieve that is higher than any excuses you can find.

“The last few months of the season, the mentality makes the difference.

“I want to smell in the locker room, at the beginning of the game and during the game, if we really want to win this title.”

Manuel Pellegrini, who guided City to their second Premier League title, returns to the Etihad for the first time since leaving in 2016 aiming to put a spanner in their works at the helm of West Ham.