Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Saturday 24 October 2020
Kickoff at 12:30 BST
London Stadium,Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST
UK - BT Sport
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All you need to know ahead of Saturday's Premier League trip to West Ham....

When and where

City travel to the London Stadium on Saturday 24 October, with kick-off at 12:30 (UK).

The game will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK. Fans living abroad should check out our global TV listings to find out how you can tune in wherever you are in the world.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre here on and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ from midnight onwards.


Team news

Pep Guardiola says some, but not all of Manchester City’s injured players will be able to return.

Nathan Ake, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte all missed the midweek win over Porto, though De Bruyne and Laporte have since returned to training but Guardiola kept his cards close to his chest when asked whether the trio could feature at the London Stadium.

Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus will all definitely miss our clash with the Hammers. It was initially feared Ferna would be out for up to six weeks, but Guardiola says the test results suggest he may be back sooner.

The boss also confirmed that whilst Jesus’ injury situation is improving, the striker is yet to resume training with the squad and he remains unsure as to when he will be ready to return.

Last meeting

City returned to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 victory in February 2020.

The first Premier League winter break allowed batteries to be recharged and aching limbs to be rested ahead of an epic few weeks in the guise of four different competitions in 11 days.

A goal in each half settled this one-sided contest with Rodrigo and Kevin De Bruyne each on the scoresheet.

Form guide

City head into the clash with three wins in our last four games - the most recent our 3-1 Champions League triumph over Porto in our opening 2020/21 clash in Group C.

Since the start of the 2020/21 campaign, Pep Guardiola's men have won five, drawn one and lost one.

West Ham have endured an equally mixed start to their campaign with four wins, three losses and a draw in all competitions.

However, the Hammers are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games, having defeated Wolves 4-0 and Leicester 3-0 before clawing back an astonishing late 3-3 draw at Tottenham.

Manager preview:

Pep Guardiola

“The past is the past. We've had good results (there) but what we learned from the game against Tottenham and other teams is always West Ham have incredible quality players.

“They played really well at Tottenham - not just in the last minutes.

“At 3-0 down, they showed a lot of personality. They are in good form - a good moment for them.”

Match officials

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official: David Coote
VAR: Peter Bankes
Assistant VAR: Neil Davies.



  • This is the first time West Ham are facing City while sitting above us in the table since March 2009, when they defeated us 1-0 at Upton Park.

  • The Hammers have scored at least three goals in nine Premier League matches in 2020. No club have done so in more contests.

  • City have won our five away matches in all competitions at London Stadium by an aggregate score of 22-1, netting at least four goals each time.

  • Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last six Premier League starts against West Ham, with six strikes and five assists. He hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 win in this fixture last season.

We're Not Really Here

Michael Brown and Shaun Goater will be with us for the We’re Not Really Here matchday show.

Our Wembley 1999 heroes will join the presenting duo of Kyle Walker and Natalie Paweleck in the studio to provide their expert analysis.

We’re Not Really Here begins one hour before kick-off at 11:30 (UK), when Brown and Goater will be discussing all things City to get you in the mood for the game.

We return to the studio at half-time for a brief round-up on the opening 45 minutes, and five minutes after the final whistle, we’ll be live for half an hour of post-match reaction, when our guests will dissect the game and respond to the fans’ Man of the Match poll, questions, and comments. Get in touch, using the hashtag #WNRH!

We’re Not Really Here is available to watch on all of our official digital platforms, whilst during the game there will be live commentary and footage of fans around the world, which you can enjoy exclusively on and our official app.

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