ClaretandHugh Facebook member Graham Moncar is looking ahead to the Etihad and the huge Manchester City clash on February 27.
After the 6-0 drubbing of Chelsea Pep Guardiola’s men have returned to their most frightening form but with the return of various Hammers from injury it could become – as Graham points out – a very interesting game of football indeed.
There’s no question we have yet to see the best of Manuel Pellegrini’s squad but the City match may just give us that opportunity particularly, hopefully, with two inspirational midfielders available to him.
We shouldn’t really be getting too far ahead of ourselves but the team that Graham named as he mentioned the City clash really is pretty eye catching and looks capable of perhaps even testing the best.
So here’s the X1 he and no doubt all of us hope will take the field: Fabianski, Zaba, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Snodgrass, Nasri, Lanzini, Anderson, Arnautovic.