It’s back to Premier League action tonight as West Ham visit the Etihad Stadium.

And ahead of the game, the press have been having their say on how City should line up.

Mark Lawrenson has predicted the score, and we also hear from David Moyes to get the view from East London.

It’s this morning’s Media Watch... 

Predicted line-ups

Manchester Evening News: How City should line up v West Ham 

Tyrone Marshall writes: Guardiola‘s desire to see his players find some “rhythm” ahead of next week’s trip to Madrid probably leads to a 4-3-3 against the Hammers and a pretty strong team as well.

“That should mean Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte together at the back, with the more attacking full-backs of Joao Cancelo and Benjamin Mendy starting.

“Rodri can hold the midfield together with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva reunited in those attacking positions as the most likely combination to start in the Bernabeu.

Guardiola‘s options are limited in attack so Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva are likely to flank Sergio Aguero, with Phil Foden ready to come in in a wide role as he did against Arsenal earlier in the season.”

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Injury news

BBC Sport: Man City v West Ham

BBC Sport write: “West Ham’s Felipe Anderson is in contention to play after missing five games because of rib and back injuries.

“January signing Jarrod Bowen could make his debut, but this match will come too early for Andriy Yarmolenko.”


BBC Sport: Man City v West Ham

Mark Lawrenson writes: “The one thing Hammers boss David Moyes will have been working on is defensively, because they were woeful at the back last time out in their draw with Brighton.

“Even so, I don’t think West Ham will have enough about them to take even a point away from City.

“Prediction: 3-0.”

View from the opposition

West Ham manager David Moyes: “I’ve been really pleased with the application of the players since I came in. What we need to improve on is the quality, our results, our performances - and more importantly than anything, we have to win.

“I’m more than confident we will climb the table. I think the players here are more than capable. I think they are all fully aware of the situation we’re in and the improvement we need to make to make sure we’re not in the bottom three, and I’m sure come the end we will do.”