Man City vs West Brom: Team news, Line-ups and Update - FCNaija
EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 30/01/2018
Manchester City will entertain West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium, here is the latest teams news, updates and all you need to know about the clash.TEAM NEWS:MANCHESTER CITY:Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph will be missing for the Premier League leaders and Leroy Sane looks set to spend several weeks on the sideline as a result of a bad challenge at Cardiff on Sunday.WEST BROMWICH ALBION:The Hawthorn outfit will be without the services of a lot of players due to injuries Robson Kanu, Johnny Evans, Livermore, Gibbs, Field, McAuley, Chadli and Morrison.HEAD TO HEADManchester City has played West Bromwich Albion 127 times with the Cityzens winning 60 of the matches and drew 21 while the Hawthorns has recorded 46 victories against the Etihad outfit.RECENT FORM:MANCHESTER CITY:Manchester City has been in scintillating form since the start of the season, Pep Guardiola’s men only dropped five points in 24 games this season and that came against the draw against Everton and the defeat to Liverpool at the Anfield earlier this month. In their last five games, they have won four and lost one which is the defeat of Jurgen Klopp’s men.The Cityzens has are topping the Premier League with 12 points difference and are looking likely to carry on with this form as the show no sign of slowing down.WEST BROMWICH ALBION:The Hawthorns is currently 19th on the table, their form this season has been unstable and they only have 20 points in their 24 games and the relegation is looking certain for the Alan Pardew’s men.In their last five games, they have won three, drew one and lost one game.
MANAGER QUOTES:PEP GUARDIOLA: "Some clubs spend £300m, £400m, on two players. We spend it on six players."We had a problem last summer with six players out of contract. When you want to compete at the highest level, you need to spend."We understand the inflation of the market. It is what it is. We accept criticism but what matters is our signings perform well and fit in at this club."ALAN PARDEW:You would have to put him in the same category as Harry Kane."Harry has had a great spell in terms of fitness and is at the top of his game. That's understandable that he is probably ahead of Daniel."But Daniel has the potential, particularly against teams where you need to break them down; he has some individual flair that not many players can match."So if we can get him fit and anywhere near his best, I am sure (England manager) Gareth (Southgate) will be taking a close look."PREDICTIONS:Manchester City 3:0 West Bromwich Albion.PROBABLE LINEUPS:MANCHESTER CITY:Ederson, Zinchenko, Stones, Walker, Silva, Fernandinho, Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero, Silva.WEST BROMWICH ALBION:Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Brunt, Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, McClean, Rodriguez, Rondon.