Manchester City vs West Ham United: How To Watch, Kick-Off Time, Team News, Predicted Lineups & Ones to Watch (Premier League 2021/22)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City recats during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on February 27, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Martin Rickett - Pool/Getty Images)

Manchester City and West Ham United return to domestic action this weekend, as they meet at the Etihad Stadium.

The two sides both picked up crucial wins in Europe in mid-week and will be looking to transfer their form to the Premier League as the busy festive period continues.

Team News

Manchester City will be hopeful for the return of both Phil Foden and Jack Grealish, with the English duo missing Wednesday night's victory over Paris Saint Germain through injury.

The hosts will also be without Kevin De Bruyne for a third successive game, as the Belgian completes his mandatory 10-day isolation after contracting COVID-19 whilst on international duty.

Angelo Ogbonna remains the only injury concern for David Moyes, as the Italian begins his rehibilitation, having sustained an ACL injury during the sides 3-2 victory over Liverpool earlier this month.

Predicted Line-Ups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo; Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus

West Ham United; Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Bowen, Benrahma; Antonio

Ones To Watch

Bernardo Silva

This man is simply sublime.

The versatile Portuguese international has been a stalwart in this Manchester City side this season, occupying a number of different roles across the midfield and forward line.

The fan favourite put in a Man of the Match performance on Wednesday night, beginning the match as a number 9 before dropping into his usual number 8 role in the second half.

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Bernardo ended the match with a 100% pass completion rate - including the assist for Gabriel Jesus' late winner.

He's in the form of the life, and it would take a brave man to bet against him continuing to dominate on Sunday.

Michail Antonio

Any West Ham United success on Sunday is likely to come via their counter attacking play, with their Jamaican forward hoping to cause more problems for Manchester City.

Michail Antonio got on the scoresheet in both of his appearances against Pep Guardiola's side last season, including a sublime overhead kick when the sides met at the London Stadium last September.

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Without a goal in his last three Premier League starts, Antonio will be hoping to utilise his physical prowess to get the better of Ruben Dias & co.

Previous Meetings

The two sides have already met this season, with West Ham ending Manchester City's five-year unbeaten Carabao Cup run with a penalty shootout victory back in October.

The recent league form makes for grim reading for David Moyes' men though, with Manchester City winning 9 of their last 10 meetings.

West Ham's last league victory against their opponents came at the Etihad Stadium back in September 2015, where Dimitri Payet inspired his side to a shock 2-1 win.

How To Watch

The match will kick-off at 2pm GMT on Sunday, November 27th.

The game will not be shown live in the UK, with post match highlights available 90 minutes after the full-time whistle.

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