After missing Man City’s 2-1 win over Fulham, Kevin de Bruyne continues to be absent for the home match against West Ham.
Victory over Fulham helped Man City rise to the top of the rankings, although they were quickly reclaimed by Arsenal with a convincing 3-1 victory over Chelsea. Now to reclaim the top spot from the Gunners, the blue half of Manchester must beat West Ham in the match for round 28 of the Premier League 2022/23.
In terms of squad, Man City played with a 4-2-4-1 formation. In the woodwork, Stefan Ortega made his Premier League debut, ending Ederson’s 62-match streak in the English top flight. Kevin De Bruyne is not on the roster.
The Belgian, who missed the weekend’s win over Fulham due to injury, was once again sidelined. Speaking about the player’s absence, coach Pep Guardiola said: “De Bruyne feels better, maybe he will be back at the weekend, we hope so.”
“The season is long, there are ups and downs, we can’t always win. When it comes to choosing, we always try to choose the right one.”
Pep Guardiola as usual arranged Erling Haaland to kick the highest in attack. Supporting the player born in 2000 is the quartet Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish. With 5 attacks, Green Man confidently can score many goals against West Ham.