Confirmed: Man City v West Ham lineups - Lampard and Valencia start

Manchester City Etihad

Here is how Manchester City and West Ham United will line up for today's game at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City are in desperate need of a victory as West Ham United arrive at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

City have won just two of the last six games, and with four defeats in that spell, the pressure is certainly on manager Manuel Pellegrini - particularly having been hammered 4-2 by rivals Manchester United last weekend.

Their title challenge is over, and now they must secure a top four place, with Liverpool breathing down their necks.

Today, Pellegrini has handed a recall to Frank Lampard in midfield, whilst Vincent Kimpany missed out through injury, meaning Martin Demichelis starts alongside Eliaquim Mangala.

West Ham aren't in any sort of great form either, having won just twice in the Premier League in 2015.

Manager Sam Allardyce looks likely to leave the club when his contract expires this summer, and is really drinking in the last chance saloon if he is looking to keep his job at Upton Park.

Today, Allardyce is able to call upon forward Enner Valencia despite the Ecuadorian taking a knock against Stoke last week, and it looks like being a 4-2-3-1 system from Allardyce, with Carlton Cole leading the line in the absence of injured striker Diafra Sakho.

Man City lineup


  • Joe Hart
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernando
  • Frank Lampard
  • Jesús Navas
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero

Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Dedryck Boyata, Bacary Sagna, Fernandinho, Samir Nasri, Jose Pozo, Edin Dzeko.

West Ham lineup


  • Adrián
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Winston Reid
  • Stewart Downing
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Mark Noble
  • Alexandre Song
  • Carlton Cole
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Jussi Jääskeläinen, Reece Burke, Joey O'Brien, Morgan Amalfitano, Matthew Jarvis, Nenê, Kevin Nolan.

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