Good afternoon, welcome to our stay weblog of Manchester Metropolis vs West Ham, and it appears bloomin’ freezin’ in Manchester, the place a number of of the house gamers live their finest Carlos Tevez life and rocking the snood.
Champions Manchester Metropolis have made two adjustments for the go to of West Ham.
Gabriel Jesus, who got here off the bench to attain the winner in opposition to Paris St Germain in midweek, begins up entrance on the Etihad Stadium whereas Aymeric Laporte returns in defence.
Oleksandr Zinchenko and John Stones are the gamers to make method whereas Jack Grealish and Phil Foden are once more lacking by harm.
The Hammers make one change with Arthur Masuaku changing Jarrod Bowen on what’s a wintry afternoon in Manchester, with snow having began to fall.
Little bit of innocent/meaningless hypothesis this morning about Pep’s future.
Requested if he would contemplate teaching the England nationwide crew, Guardiola mentioned:
“I’d love, I mentioned many occasions, once I end right here, the pleasure to guide a crew at a World Cup. However it isn’t simple to seek out it. There are just a few positions,” Guardiola instructed British media on Saturday.
“I would love it, but when it does not occur, I’ll prepare golf equipment, so it won’t be an issue.
“However in England, being right here I feel at all times I shall be Man Metropolis and if I’ve to come back again it could be at Man Metropolis, if they need me. I’d not prepare one other membership in England aside from this membership.”
Listed below are the groups
Man Metropolis: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Steffen, Fernandinho, Carson, Palmer, McAtee.
West Ham: Fabianski, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Masuaku, Antonio. Subs: Coufal, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Vlasic, Areola, Noble, Bowen, Diop, Kral.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)