Manchester City will move to within two of the Premier League record for consecutive wins if they beat West Ham at the Etihad on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero could start for Manchester City after making his return from a knee injury with an appearance as a substitute against Juventus in midweek.
Vincent Kompany came off in that game with a calf injury and will miss out. Playmaker Samir Nasri will be rested after suffering a knock while full-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy and midfielder Fabian Delph remain on the sidelines.
West Ham, meanwhile, are without Angelo Ogbonna (hamstring), Joey O’Brien (calf), Alex Song (ankle) and Enner Valencia (knee), but Andy Carroll made his long-awaited comeback towards the end of Monday night’s win over Newcastle, while Mauro Zarate and Pedro Obiang are hoping to shake off hamstring and ankle problems to make themselves available.
Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday is at 5.30pm.
- Manchester City have won their last 11 Premier League games in a row. The English top-flight record is held by Arsenal with 14 straight wins.
- West Ham, meanwhile, are looking to win three successive Premier League away games for the first time since September 2007.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last nine PL home games against West Ham, winning the last six in a row. Only against Newcastle (12) and Sunderland (11) are the Citizens currently enjoying longer home PL unbeaten streaks.
- Overall, City have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League clashes with the Hammers (W7 D2).
- In the 16 Premier League matches that the Citizens have been leading against West Ham, they have only failed to win on one occasion (W15 L1).
- Sergio Aguero has scored seven goals in his last six Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium and four in his last five games (home or away) against West Ham.
- Manchester City have kept six successive clean sheets in league competition for the first time.
- City have won their opening five games of a top-flight season for only the second time (after 1912-13).
- Manuel Pellegrini’s side have gone nine hours and 26 minutes of Premier League football since they last conceded a goal.
- Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 11 goals (four goals, seven assists) in his last 13 league appearances (PL & Ligue 1 combined).