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City v West Ham: Need to know preview

Everything you need to know about our return to domestic action on Saturday evening.

Need to know

Match: City (1st) v West Ham (5th)

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date and time: Saturday 19 September 2015, 5:30pm BST

Referee: Robert Madley

Last time: City 2-0 West Ham, 19 April 2015

60-second highlights

Head to head record 

Matches 100, City wins 48, Draws 16, West Ham wins 36

TV and radio: Sky Sports 1 and BBC Radio Manchester

Form

City - WWWWW

West Ham - WLLWW

Ticket info: Tickets still available

Key quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: “West Ham are doing very well, especially away. It’s not luck to beat Arsenal and Liverpool – we must be careful.”

Kevin De Bruyne: “I know of Payet because one of my Belgium team-mates, Michy Batshuayi, played alongside him at Marseille for one season and he told me a lot about him. I know Payet had a lot of assists last year and that he’s a really good player so he will be a threat, especially in his current form.”

Jesus Navas: "They look to be a team who are perhaps better suited playing on the road with a fast counter-attack so it should be a good, open game."

Slaven Bilic: "We are confident, this is not a bonus game, I would be very disappointed if we don’t get anything from the game."

Dimitri Payet: "a player that I admire, with the way that he manages, practically every time that he gets the ball, to find space in behind."

Team news

Out (City): Clichy, Delph, Kompany, Nasri, Zabaleta

Doubtful (City): None

Out (West Ham): Burke, O'Brien, Ogbonna, Poyet, Song, Valencia

Doubtful (West Ham): Obiang, Zarate

Further reading

Talking Points: Time to unleash De Bruyne?

Jesus Navas preview

Kevin De Bruyne preview

Manuel Pellegrini preview

Training gallery

A special relationship feature

Press conference part one

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Support the team in aiming for a record 12 Premier League wins in a row as they take on West Ham on Sat 19th Sept at 5.30pm. Make sure you don’t miss out on another memorable game at the newly-expanded Etihad Stadium and buy your tickets now or enjoy the game in the new 93:20 bar from £60 + VAT.

Hospitality is also available – Experience the new Legends suite from £150 + VAT and enjoy a matchday like a Legend. You can book online, call our hospitality team on +44 161 444 1894 (option 1, option 2) or email hospitality@mcfc.co.uk.

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