David Moyes side has started the season well and currently sits 4th in the league table. The Hammers have 3 wins and a draw to begin the new campaign. The Hammers are looking to build off the back of last season’s UEFA Conference League success and solidify their place in the top half of the Premier League this season. West Ham finished 14th in the league last season.
An interesting subplot in this encounter will be the performance of Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian international was thought to be close to joining City over the summer transfer window. But an FA investigation into betting allegations involving Paqueta scuppered the potential deal.
For Manchester City, they come into this game on the back of 4 straight wins to start the season. The champions have started the season as they mean to finish, with a determined look in their eyes. City boss Pep Guardiola returns to the dugout this weekend after missing City’s last two games as he recovered from back surgery. It will be great for the treble winners to have their manager back amongst their ranks.
Enjoy the Esteemed Kompany preview of this weekend’s with Nicky Hawkins of West Ham TV in the video below.