Manchester City will play West Ham United on Wednesday at the London Stadium for their EFL fourth-round tie. The in-form Hammers will be hosting the four-time Carabao winners and will be looking forward to giving them a tough fight.
The Manchester Blues will be without Ferran Torres who is sidelined due to a metatarsal injury. Raheem Sterling could also miss the game after he missed Saturday’s 4-1 Premier League win at Brighton & Hove Albion due to lower back pain.
Let’s have a look at the predicted Man City lineup. The formation will be a standard 4-3-3 with huge chances of falling victim to ‘Pep Roulette’.
Manchester City [Defence] vs West Ham
Zack Steffen (GK): The American is Man City’s second choice goalkeeper. Ederson will be rested for the Premier League fixture.
Conrad Egan-Riley (RB): Mainly a center-back, but could also play as a right back/defensive midfielder.
John Stones (CB): One of the best defenders in PL last season, struggled to get starts this season due to injuries and lack of match fitness.
Nathan Ake (CB): Has had few starts this season and been solid at the back. Will be looking forward to going higher up the pitch. Potential set-piece threat.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB): Same as Stones, struggled for starts this season. Will be a great attacking threat.
Kevin De Bruyne (CM): Rested in the previous PL fixture against Brighton. Will be looking forward for a start as he’s the teams best creator.
Fernandinho (CDM): Team skipper, will be replacing Rodri. Will maintain a dominant presence as usual.
Cole Palmer (CM): Goals in third round game against Wycombe and Champions League game against Club Brugge. High morale, will be looking to get on the scoresheet again.
Jack Grealish (LW): Always dominant on the left-wing, will be main play maker as usual.
Gabriel Jesus (ST): Assisted Phil Foden against Brighton, the Brazilian is in top form. Can also play right-wing.
Riyad Mahrez (RW): Same as De Bruyne, rested against Brighton with a goal after getting subbed on. Will drive the ball in from right-wing with his dribbling.
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