Manchester City return to Premier League action this weekend after the international break. Up next for City is a trip to London to face West Ham at the London Stadium.
West Ham have started the season in fine form. On the back of last season’s UEFA Conference League triumph, the Hammers have started the season this campaign. They currently sit fourth in the Premier League after beginning the season with 3 wins and a draw.
It was a busy summer in the transfer market for West Ham. The most noticeable exits being that of Gianluca Scamacca and Declan Rice to Arsenal. The Hammers were active buyers in the transfer market. They made 5 signings to bolster their squad from last season’s European success. Mohammed Kudus, Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Andy Irving all arrived. The new signings have adapted quickly to life under David Moyes and have made the Hammers a tough team to beat so far this season.
The Hammers have won their past three games in the Premier League. They began their season with a 1-all draw away to Bournemouth. Since then they have beaten Brighton, Chelsea and Luton Town consecutively. The wins over Brighton and Chelsea were particularly impressive given the stature of the the two clubs. After a disappointing season last campaign, David Moyes squad have started like a side determined to perform better this time around. Their start to the season is evidence of this.
A trip to the London Stadium while not daunting for Pep Guardiola’s squad, will be a test for Manchester City. City will head into the game on the back of 4 consecutive wins to start the season. West Ham will be determined in front of their home crowd to be the first side to take points off Pep’s men.