West Ham v Manchester City team news and stats

Date published: Friday 22nd January 2016 3:33

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West Ham will hope to protect an excellent recent home record and claim a third win in four games against Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday evening (5.30pm).

Team news

James Tomkins is an injury doubt for West Ham ahead of their  clash against Manchester City.

The defender, who sustained a knock in the 2-1 defeat against Newcastle, trained individually on Thursday and faces a late fitness test.

Joey O’Brien is back in contention after recovering from a long-term injury, but Andy Carroll (hamstring), Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini (both thigh) remain sidelined.

Manchester City have Fernandinho back available.

The midfielder has missed the last three games due to a muscle injury but returned to training this week and has been passed fit for the match in London by boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Aleksandar Kolarov has been ruled out after coming off in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace with a calf problem, and joins fellow defenders Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) and Vincent Kompany (calf), plus midfielder Samir Nasri (hamstring) and striker Wilfried Bony (calf), on the sidelines.

 

Opta stats

  • After winning just one of the previous 14 Barclays Premier League games against Manchester City (W1 D3 L10), West Ham United have won two of the last three meetings (W2 L1).
  • Manchester City’s win over Watford ended a run of six Premier League away games without a win on the road for City (D3 L3); a run which saw them score just two goals.
  • The Hammers are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches at the Boleyn Ground (W4 D4).
  • Diafra Sakho has scored the winning goal in each of West Ham’s last two wins over the Citizens.
  • West Ham ended Manchester City’s 11-game winning streak in the Premier League when they defeated the Citizens 2-1 at the Etihad back in September.
  • 14 different players have scored a Premier League goal for West Ham United this season – only Chelsea (also 14) have had as many individual goalscorers in the competition in 2015-16.
  • Sergio Aguero has had a hand in six goals (four goals and two assists) in seven Premier League appearances against West Ham United.
  • The average age of Man City’s starting XI in the Premier League this season has been 28 years, 182 days old. Only West Bromwich Albion’s starting XI (29y 239d) is older on average.
  • Michail Antonio has scored six competitive club goals this season (four for Nottingham Forest, two for West Ham United) – all six have come in home matches.
  • West Ham have used 245 different players in the Premier League since its inception in 1992; more than any other side.

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