Hammers head for Man City clash

BilicThe Hammers are 24 hours away from the key pre-season match of the summer against Manchester City and the big question whether we are set for serious action or another training affair.

There are mixed feelings about games at this time of the year but we would hope to see as close to the first team running out as possible.

That should give us some sort of idea of where we are against a City team that has as usual spent a fortune in the transfer market this summer.

If we had to pick out the most impressive players this summer we would plump for Zabaleta, Arneutovic, Masuaku and Lanzini ahead of his injury

We understand that neither Lanzini or Sakho will be in the frame for the match but that there’s a chance of Mark Noble returning.

So as we head into tomorrow’s match here’s the team we’d like to see take the pitch in Reikjavic but once again the first question asked after the game will be whether there are any injuries rather than who won.

With Winston Reid suspended after his sending off against Altonoa 93 here’s our starting X1: Hart; Zabaleta, Collins Ogbonna, Masuaku; Rice, Noble, Obiang, Arneutovic, Ayew and Hernandez.

The game kicks off at 3pm BST at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium and will televised on Eurosport 1, and via the Eurosport Player.

Live coverage gets underway from 2.50pm BST.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Hammers head for Man City clash

  1. Both teams will treat it as a training match . No need for any serious stuff . New injuries before the season gets underway would be rediculous . It would be nice to field our best 11 against Man Utd , not the St John’s allstars .

  2. Yes keV first on the sheet of the allstars is poppodom , not our strongest side but what’s available , city will be quaking in their boots that hobble is starting 😂 1/10 on there’s an injury , send the kids out to kick the 💩out of them 🚑 soften them up then go for the jugular , still no sakho ?? Secret weapon maybe for the mancs game 😜

  3. Lol Kev,St Johns Allstars 😂😂

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