West Ham travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City in the Premier League tonight.

West Ham starting line-up:

The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment. They are currently sitting in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety.

And the last thing David Moyes’s side would have wanted considering their current plight is a trip to the Etihad.


The West Ham players need to show some real fight and determination if they are to avoid the drop this season. And they will need to display those qualities in abundance tonight against Manchester City.

West Ham United Training and Press Conference

David Moyes (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The east London outfit have lost their last seven Premier League meetings with City, and have only won once at the Etihad in the league.

Moyes does have the players at his disposal to hurt the Premier League champions, however. And West Ham must try and attack City, rather than just sit back. Soaking up the pressure against a side with Manchester City’s quality would be a kamikaze move.

And who knows. The Hammers might just spring a surprise today, if they do attempt to exploit City’s obvious defensive fragilities.

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