WHU vs MCI: Manchester City will make an eventful trip to London to face West Ham United in a potential title decider clash at the London Stadium.
West Ham were crashed out of the Europa League semifinal following their poor outing against Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg. The Hammers were expected to make it to the top four but due to their dip in form, they are currently occupying the final European spot.
They shrugged off their Europa League disappointment with a 4-0 win over relegated Norwich City. Said Benrahma netted a brace while Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio were on the score sheet as the Londoners kept their pressure on Manchester United who are just three points adrift of them but have played a match more.
David Moyes’s side can sense an opportunity here as a win would definitely see them grabbing the sixth spot as they have a very superior goal difference than United. However, playing against one of the top teams would not be an easy task.
They haven’t won at home in the last four matches in all competitions and will be very keen to break the streak.
For Manchester City this match is a virtual title deciding clash as a win would clear them six points off second placed Liverpool. City have been pretty ruthless after their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid and have scored 22 goals in the past five games in the top flight.
They have proved their title credentials over and over and this could be an acid test for Pep Guardiola who is chasing his fourth Premier League title.
They thrashed Wolves 5-1 with Kevin De Bruyne scoring all the four goals in the match. Despite the absence of a proper number nine City have dominated the Premier League this time and are on the verge of sealing another top flight title.
WHU vs MCI, EPL 2021/22
Date: 15th May 2022
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: London Stadium
West Ham United Premier League Form
Manchester City Premier League Form
West Ham United News
Craig Dawson and Michail Antonio suffered knocks in their win against the Canaries but they are expected to feature against City. Said Benrahma is doubtful and will undergo a late fitness test.
Manchester City News
Pep Guardiola has a challenging task in his hand as he has a number of defenders lying in the treatment room. Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker and John Stones are already out for the season and the manager suffered another jolt as both Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho had to be called off and could be a big doubt.
West Ham United Possible Lineup
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Antonio
Manchester City Possible Lineup
Ederson; Cancelo, Rodri, Ake, Zinchenko; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Manchester City are not expected to endure much difficulty given its rich vein of form.
WHU vs MCI Fantasy XI No. 1
Ederson; Cancelo, Ake, Creswell; Gundogan, Bernardo, Rice, Soucek; Jesus, Bowen, Antonio
WHU vs MCI Fantasy XI No. 2
Ederson; Cancelo, Ake, Creswell, Coufal; Gundogan, Bernardo, Rice; Jesus, Bowen, Antonio