Manchester City return to Premier League action following the first international break of the new season with the stern test of West Ham at the London Stadium awaiting.
Pep Guardiola’s side have maintained a 100 per cent winning record up until this stage in the season with four consecutive victories so far in the English top-flight – the only club to have maintained a flawless record this campaign.
Manchester City’s most recent victory saw the club overcome a challenging first-half against Fulham at the Etihad Stadium with an eventual 5-1 victory prior to the break, inspired by an Erling Haaland hat-trick.
Juanma Lillo will return to his role as assistant coach following Pep Guardiola’s return from Barcelona, after the Catalan coach underwent and successfully recovered from emergency surgery on a back problem in his home city.
Lillo and the City squad failed to falter in the absence of their head coach, defeating Sheffield United by a 1-2 scoreline at Bramall Lane back in August, before the contest against Fulham last time out.
Manchester City are without a number of key players for their trip to the London Stadium this afternoon, with Kevin De Bruyne now joined by Jack Grealish, John Stones, and Mateo Kovacic on the treatment table.
Ahead of kick-off at the London Stadium, David Moyes and Pep Guardiola have now confirmed their respective West Ham United and Manchester City starting line-ups!
West Ham United
Starting XI: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson, Alvarez, Bowen, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta, Antonio.
Substitutes: Fabianski, Kehrer, Ogbonna, Mavropanos, Cresswell, Fornals, Kudus, Benrahma, Ings.
Starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodrigo, Bernardo, Alvarez; Doku, Haaland, Foden.
Substitutes: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Lewis, Ake, Gomez, Phillips, Nunes, Bobb.