Facing off in round four of the EFL Cup, West Ham United take on Manchester City at the London Stadium on Thursday from 12:15 AM IST onwards. The Hammers have been impressive under David Moyes and enter the fixture after securing three points against Tottenham Hotspur. David Moyes is set to make changes to his starting XI from Sunday’s Premier League win over Tottenham. Alphonse Areola, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, Arthur Masuaku, Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlašić could all feature, while Vladimír Coufal, Alex Král and Ryan Fredericks are all getting closer to a return to action.
Manchester City have not lost an EFL Cup tie since 2017 and have won five of the last six editions of this competition. However their outstanding record is sure to come under pressure from a West Ham side who rank among the form teams in England and are on a high following Sunday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur. Manuel Lanzini’s goal defeated Manchester United in the previous round, so a tantalising Manchester double is on the cards this midweek in front of what will be a club-record crowd in the EFL Cup. The Club’s policy of affordable family football has meant that families can attend Wednesday’s game in huge numbers with the loyal support of our fans has once again coming to the fore. We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to London Stadium this Wednesday.