Pep Guardiola makes four changes from the side that beat Manchester United 3-1 before the international break for today’s clash with West Ham.

Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo are ruled out with injury, while Riyad Mahrez and John Stones drop down to the bench.

Fabian Delph, Ilkay Gundogan, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane all return.

City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, D Silva (c), Sterling, Sane, Aguero

Subs: Muric, Kompany, Stones, Mahrez, Jesus, Zinchenko, Foden

West Ham XI:

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Blues look to pick up where they left off

City have won their last seven games in all competitions, scoring 26 goals along the way.

In fact, the Blues have won 10 and drawn one of the last 11 matches, conceding just three goals during that time.

Three points at the London Stadium is crucial if City are to keep their noses out in front of the chasing pack.

Liverpool face a tricky game at Watford and Chelsea will take on Spurs at Wembley, so a victory over the Hammers could possibly increase the lead over either of our closest rivals at present, dependent on results elsewhere.

Danger man

City need to keep a close eye on Marko Arnautovic this afternoon.

The Austrian international has given several impressive performances against the Blues for both Stoke and West Ham and his stats prove he is the Hammers’ talisman.

Since December 2017, Arnautovic has been involved in 46.9% of West Ham’s goals (49 in total). Only Mo Salah of Liverpool is higher with 48.6% (of 74 team goals).

Stats, facts and milestones

City have conceded just one goal in the six games Nicolas Otamendi has started in.

The Blues could become only the second non-London club to win six consecutive top-flight games in the capital since Portsmouth (1950/51).

The only two occasions the Hammers have beaten City in the last 16 Premier League games were while Manuel Pellegrini was in charge.

City are looking to extend their unbeaten run of 3pm Premier League games to 35 – a top flight record

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