Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham squad is stronger than last season

Florence Fletcher
August 10, 2019

And De Bruyne challenged City to maintain the relentless consistency that carried them to last season's title with 14 successive league wins.

Green St Hammers: Haller has goals all over him and new signee Albian Ajeti should be good cover for him, not to mention Chicharito on the past year of his deal.

But we believe, Man City should be on song this Saturday since they had a flawless buildup to the new campaign by winning the Community Shield vs Liverpool last weekend.

"I want to see us to start this season in the way that we finished the last one".

Pep Guardiola already has an embarrassment of riches to call upon, but he has still managed to make two new significant additions to his squad. Your squad is too deep and too talented not to.

"David has nearly one decade here with the club, in the Premier League".

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Bennett talked Daggers, after watching their opening-day loss at home to Woking, and is predicting more up-and-down results from Peter Taylor's men after they won impressively by a 2-1 score at Dover Athletic earlier in the week. The draw is [7.0], and at the risk of repeating myself, at time of writing, the Betfair Exchange has the best price.

Leyton Orient's Josh Wright celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the League Two match against Cheltenham Town at Brisbane Road (pic: Chris Radburn/PA Images).

Sebastian Haller is likely to start up top in a competitive game for the first time for the Hammers. Rodri could also start his first league game for City following an impressive performance last weekend in the Community Shield.

A lay of City on the Exchange was my initial thought when I started looking at this game, but the more I look at it, the more I expect them to win.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is fit despite an injury scare in pre-season due to a groin problem. As mentioned above, the Hammers have added to their attacking ranks, but it could take them a while to bed-in, and they are up against the second best defence in the division (based on last season). The Citizens have won each of their last eight games against West Ham in all competitions.

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