Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City take on Slaven Bilic’s injury struck West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. City prepare for a tough match after they go cruising through to the UEFA Champions League winning 6-0 aggregate against FC Steaua Bucharest. The Catalan’s side came out as winners against Stoke City on the second match day who proved to be no match.The new boy Leroy Sane is expected to play some part in the match after working out from a hamstring while Gundogan and captain Vincent Kompany are expected to join the team after international break. Willy Caballero is expected to return between sticks with Bravo unable to make a Debut, with Joe Hart almost certainly have played his last game for Manchester City.
On the other hand, West Ham would not be playing in the Europa League after losing out surprisingly to Astra Giurgiu 1-2 aggregate.
They needed a red card to Harry Arter and a bit of luck with refereeing decisions to win against Bournemouth 1-0, Michail Antonio scoring. The Hammer’s beginning of the season has been bad injury wise. New comers Feghouli and Ayew will absent for longer duration along with the ever present Andy Carroll joining the injury list.They will also miss Aaron Cresswell on the defense wing while Lanzini, Noble and Payet might play some part in the match.Even with all the injuries, West Ham still have the ammunition to seriously hurt Manchester City at their own home. It should be a tough as well as physically rough match for Pep who would have got some taste of the premier league by now.