GGood afternoon, welcome to our live blog about Manchester City vs West Ham and it seems to be flourishing in the freezer in Manchester where several of the home players are living their best Carlos Tevez lives and shaking their naps.
Champions Manchester City have made two changes for the visit of West Ham.
Gabriel Jesus, who came off the bench to score the winner against Paris St. Germain in midweek, starting at the front of the Etihad Stadium, while Aymeric Laporte returns in defense.
Oleksandr Zinchenko and John Stones are the players to make room, while Jack Grealish and Phil Foden are again missing due to injury.
The Hammers make a change with Arthur Masuaku replacing Jarrod Bowen on a wintry afternoon in Manchester where the snow has begun to fall.
Slightly harmless / meaningless speculation this morning about Pep’s future.
Asked if he would consider coaching the English national team, Guardiola said:
“I would love, I said many times, when I finish here, the pleasure of leading a team at a World Cup. But it is not easy to find it. There are only a few positions,” Guardiola told British media on Saturday.
“I want it, but if it does not happen, I will train clubs so it will not be a problem.
“But in England, when I’m here, I always think I want to be Man City, and if I have to come back, it would be in Man City if they want me. I would not coach another club in England. in addition to this club. “
Here are the teams
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling. Subs: Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Steffen, Fernandinho, Carson, Palmer, McAtee.
West ham: Fabianski, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Masuaku, Antonio. Subs: Coufal, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Vlasic, Areola, Noble, Bowen, Diop, Kral.
Judging: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)