West Ham United star James Collins looking forward to Manchester City clash in Premier League

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West Ham United defender James Collins says that he and his teammates are ready to take on Manchester City in their next Premier League clash.

West Ham United have made a truly brilliant start to the 2014-15 Premier League season.

The Hammers are currently fourth in the league table with 13 points from eight matches, although they could be overtaken by Manchester United if they win at West Bromwich Albion later today.

The London outfit’s football has been pleasing to watch as well, as manager Sam Allardyce appears to have shunned his old ‘route one’ football for a more possession-based game.

West Ham picked up three points against Burnley away from home on Saturday and will take on Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground next weekend.

The Hammers have already defeated Liverpool 3-1 at home in the league this season, and defender James Collins believes that they can get the better of City as well.

‘It's going to be a tough game against Manchester City next week’, the 31-year-old told West Ham’s official website. ‘The win at Burnley wasn't easy by any stretch of the imagination. It's about resting up now, but with our fans behind us at home and the way we're playing we're looking forward to it’.

West Ham will head into the clash against City with confidence. Having defeated Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at home before the two-week international break, they won 3-1 at Burnley on Saturday.

Winning against City will be tough for West Ham, but it would not be wise to bet against them picking up at least a point from the Premier League encounter.

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