He said: ““We’ve got Cheikhou and James Tomkins back and no new injuries this week. The other players that were out are making good progress so they should be back with us shortly. We’ve got a few out but we’re getting better.”
Discussing Manuel Pellegrini’s side at his morning presser, Allardyce added: “They’re a fabulous side, but if we’re going to get anything from them it’s now, while we’re in form as well as them coming back from a Champions League away game.
“We’re in good, confident form but for me it’s about getting the players to their top level. We’ll have to play like we did against Liverpool, probably even better. We’ll have to work hard and make sure we contain their fantastic front line especially.”
Special plans may be made for Sergio Aguero although the Hammers manager admitted: “ Let’s face it sometimes he’s unplayable. After coming through some injury problems he’s done well.
“He scored four last week and could have had five.We have to focus on limiting the service to him because he’s so dangerous and can wriggle out of a tight situation.”
“I think they’ve (Manchester City) probably got the best squad in the league.”