A return to the Premier League for Manchester City awaits as they face West Ham United on Wednesday. 

It is also a warm return to the Etihad Stadium for Manuel Pellegrini, who has always spoken fondly of his time with City and I know that the majority of the fans love him too. 

The injury news for Manchester City is not particularly pleasing. John Stones, Gabriel Jesus, Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho are all unavailable for Wednesday night. The latter two will be out for a few more weeks, which could be costly even for a side of City’s depth. 

Pep Guardiola’s men were also pushed to play all 120 minutes at Wembley against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. Therefore, rotation would have been favourable for the City manager had there been a choice. 

However, due to the injuries, I feel the line-up will be similar to the cup final, with maybe one or two surprise inclusions. 

Here’s how I think Man City will line up against the Hammers: