Cole Palmer comes into the starting XI as one of nine changes for Manchester City’s Carabao Cup fourth round tie against West Ham United.
WEST HAM: Areola, Johnson, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Noble (C), Soucek, Vlasic, Lanzini, Masuaku, Yarmolenko.
SUBS: Randolph, Coufal, Ashby, Baptiste, Zouma, Chesters, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Our Round Four visit the London Stadium will take place on Wednesday 27 October, with kick-off scheduled for 19:45 (UK).
The match will not be available to watch in the UK, while fans living around the globe can find out how they can tune in via our global TV listings at the foot of this page, courtesy of livesoccertv.com.
You can follow minute-by-minute updates in our Matchday Centre with live commentary on mancity.com and the Man City App from 17:45 (UK), as well as on Twitter: @ManCity.
You can also tune in to our Matchday Live show, which begins one hour before kick-off on all of our digital platforms, including our Matchday Centre, for half-time and full-time analysis in addition to all of the pre-match build-up.
Keep across mancity.com and our official app for a match report and the thoughts of Pep Guardiola and a player following the final whistle.
Highlights will be available from 01:00 (UK) on Thursday with a longer highlights package and Full Match Replay for CITY+ subscribers will be available from midnight.
Tune into our Matchday Live show, as we build-up to the game with presenter Natalie Pike and special guests Shaun Goater and Andy Morrison offering their expert insight from 18:45 (UK) onwards, as well as discussing any number of City-related topics.
The trio then return for a quick half-time debrief before a detailed full-time assessment of City’s performance including, time permitting, the post-match thoughts of Pep Guardiola and a player.
Audience input is always encouraged on Matchday Live and our guests will answer a number of viewer questions throughout the show along with the popular mystery player puzzle.
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PEP GUARDIOLA PREVIEW
“The League Cup is a tournament in this country and we have done quite well.
“We won it for the fourth time in a row and still we are there.
“We know which team we are going to face – West Ham away – so it is not an easy one.
“At the same time, we are going to prepare to try to win the game like we do any game in any competition.”
City are chasing what would be an historic fifth consecutive Carabao Cup triumph.
Tuesday marks five years since we were last eliminated from the competition, having lost just once since in a two-legged semi-final tie we edged on aggregate against Manchester United.
We head into the encounter having lost just one of our last twelve games in all competitions and have triumphed in three of our last five, winning our last three in a row.
Since their triumph at Old Trafford in Round Three, West Ham have won six of their last seven - most recently Sunday's 1-0 home victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
LAST TIME OUT
All the hallmarks of Pep Guardiola’s tenure were on display, with intense hard-work and tenacity coupled with outstanding attacking quality.
An Alexis Mac Allister penalty with 10 minutes remaining cut the arrears, but Riyad Mahrez's expert finish in injury time sealed a ninth win in our last 12 matches across all competition (W9, D2, L1).
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistant referees: Marc Perry, Timothy Wood
Fourth official: Andre Marriner
● City have won 10 of our last 11 meetings with West Ham in all competitions (D1), netting 33 goals.
● We have defeated the Hammers in both of our previous League Cup ties - a third round replay 2-1 in 1984/85 and a 9-0 aggregate triumph in the 2013/14 semi-final.
● Pep Guardiola's men have progressed from/won each of our last 21 League Cup ties, with only Liverpool having a longer such run in the competition (25 between 1980 and 1984). We have progressed from nine of our last 11 fourth round ties and are unbeaten in each of our last 12 away League Cup matches (excluding neutral venues), winning 10 and drawing two (winning on penalties in both draws).
● Including winning the trophy on four occasions during Guardiola’s time with the Club, City have scored more goals in the League Cup than any other team since the start of 2016/17 (61) – 19 more than any other side.
● West Ham have won two of their last three League Cup ties against the holders of the competition, eliminating Oxford United in 1986/87, and Manchester United in 2010/11. The Hammers are looking to become just the second side to eliminate both Manchester clubs in the same League Cup campaign, after Arsenal in 1977/78.
● Phil Foden has been directly involved in nine goals in his last seven starts in the League Cup, scoring three and assisting six.
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