Manchester City welcome West Ham United to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, looking to grab all three points and keep their lead on the top of the Premier League table. The Sky Blues come into the match after a 2-1 victory over Fulham last weekend and are enjoying a rich run of form.
Pep Guardiola will probably opt for a 3-2-4-1 formation again and is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI. Phil Foden could get the nod over Jack Grealish in the left wing while Bernardo Silva replaces Riyad Mahrez on the opposite flank.
3-2-4-1 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs West Ham United
Ederson will feature in goal for Man City after conceding one goal in his last outing. Ruben Dias will resume his defensive partnership with Kyle Walker and Manuel Akanji at the centre of Guardiola’s defence as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay during the game.
Aymeric Laporte will be named on the bench as they wait to shine in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Rodri and John Stones will operate in the central areas as they try to dominate the possession in the middle of the park and shield the back three in defence.
Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan will operate just ahead of them as they look to engineer enough chances for Man City to win this contest. Bernardo Silva will replace Riyad Mahrez in the right-wing position while Phil Foden starts on the opposite flank; both will have to provide support from the wide areas and cut into the penalty box to create chances in front of the goal.
Klavin Phillips will have to be content with a spot on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.
Erling Haaland will lead the Mancunian giants‘ line on the pitch’s attacking third. The Norway international will continue his rich run of form and fancy his chances of finding the back of the net.
Julian Alvarez and Jack Grealish will be named on the bench as they wait for a chance to catch the eye in the game’s final quarter if Man City needs a goal by then.