Laporte RETURNS – Manchester City vs West Ham (Team News)

Manchester City take on West Ham in the rearranged fixture at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. It’s been quite a dramatic few days for the club, following UEFA’s hefty sanction stealing all the headlines in the run up to this one.

Here’s how the current champions line-up under the lights…

Ederson retains his place in goal as usual. Kyle Walker retains his place in the side at right-back, while Benjamin Mendy comes in on the other side, replacing Oleksandr Zinchenko, following his red card against Tottenham. Nicolas Otamendi remains in the side, partnering Aymeric Laporte, who returns after further time on the sidelines.

Manchester City’s French defender Aymeric Laporte (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on January 21, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

David Silva lines up alongside Kevin De Bruyne in the more attacking midfield roles. Rodri remains in the team.

The front three consists of Bernardo SilvaGabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. All in all, it’s FIVE changes from the side that fell to defeat against Tottenham.

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