West Ham look to keep European dreams alive against the league leaders

David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Ryan Fredericks, West Ham.
Ryan Fredericks, West Ham. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

Team news for the Citizens and the Hammers

The start of a tough set of matches

As mentioned at the top, West Ham has a tough month and a half coming up, and it all starts here. After Saturday, the Hammers face, in order, Leeds, Manchester United, Arsenal, Wolves, and finally Leicester on April 10th. A win or draw on Saturday could make or break this tough run from the start.

The story is the same for City, as they will be looking to prove they are the best over the next 30+ days. After this weekend, they face Wolves, Manchester United, Southampton, Fulham, Everton, Leicester, and Leeds. They also have the second leg of their UCL match against Borussia Monchengladbach.  They will be favoured in all matches, but a slip-up could prove deadly.

West Ham are looking to keep European dreams alive against league leaders Manchester City

Injury Updates

Officially, for now, the only City player listed is Nathan Ake with an undisclosed injury. Good news for Pep Guardiola, but if only. Contrary to their success, City has been riddled with injuries all season, and the likes of KDB and others continually day to day.

For West Ham, it’s the usual suspects. The cast of this unhappy bunch is Angelo Ogbonna out with his ankle recovery and Andriy Yarmolenko and Arthur Masuaku, both resting and healing from knee injuries. Luckily for Moyes and Co, the team’s defence has been playing fantastically, but you would be hard-pressed to find anyone in Claret and Blue that doesn’t miss Oggy or King Arthur.