Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero will be the key play for Manchester City against West Ham United Getty Images

Manchester City will take on West Ham United in the weekend Premier League clash at the Etihad on 19 September, Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm BST.


City's impressive run was ended when they lost to Juventus in the opening group stage fixture of the Champions League at home. It is for the first time they conceded a goal in all competitions.

Manuel Pellegrini has seen his side not concede a goal in the Premier League this season. The former Real Madrid manager will be hopeful his side can keep another clean sheet when they face West Ham United over the weekend.

When it comes to scoring, they have bagged 11 goals from five matches. Sergio Aguero is the star player for City and the Argentine international could be in contention to face the Hammers.

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll has notched 14 Premier League goals since first arriving at West Ham on loan in 2012 Getty

Meanwhile, West Ham started the season on a brighter note with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates, which was followed by two defeats. However, they bounced back after an impressive performance against Liverpool, which saw them seal a 3-0 victory over the Reds at Anfield.

Slaven Bilic's side have managed to beat two top teams away from home. He would be hoping for another victory when West Ham face City in the Premier League.

What managers say

Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a risk to use him [Aguero]. I tried not to because if he got a kick in the same part it could take him more days to recover. Fortunately he did not have any problems and I hope he will be fit for Saturday."

Slaven Bilic: "It would be a surprise [if West Ham won] of course because West Ham United have scored 11 goals in the league and have not conceded. They are cruising in the early stages and already have a gap which is hard to get after five games."

Betting Odds (

  • Manchester City to win: 3/11
  • Draw: 11/2
  • West Ham United to win: 23/2

Team Form

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W W W W
  • Last Result: Manchester City 1-2 Juventus

West Ham United

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W L L W
  • Last Result: West Ham United 2-0 Newcastle United

Team News

Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini had previously been linked with a departure from Manchester City, before signing a new deal Getty Images

Manchester City

  • Injured: Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Fernando, Fabian Delph, Gael Clichy
  • Doubtful:
  • Suspended:

Possible XI: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling; Aguero

West Ham United

  • Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Alex Song, Enner Valencia
  • Doubtful:
  • Suspended:

Possible XI: Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Moses, Payet, Lanzini; Sakho