MCI vs WHU Dream11 : Manchester City look to hand West Ham their 13th successive Premier League opening fixture defeat
The 2019-20 edition of the world’s most loved and tightly contested football league is finally upon us and Saturday brings with it a slew of matches in the prestigious league. With Liverpool and Norwich having opened the league in the opener, we have reigning champions Manchester City square off against West Ham United in the first match of today’s evening.
With fellow title contenders Liverpool having stamped their credentials in the curtain raiser with a profound 4-1 win over newly promoted Norwich, Manchester City know they’ll have to emulate the same performance today. And up against a side who they love decimating and dismissing with disdain, winning their four away matches 5-0, 4-0, 4-1 and 4-0 against West Ham, another lopsided scoreline is a realistic possibility.
For Manchester City, it’s been a solid build-up to the season as well with the side showing the exuberant pool of skilled players at their perusal with wins in all their preseason matches. What has further served the side perfectly is the transfer window they have endured, immersing their already worldclass squad in exactly the areas they needed to strengthen. Rodrygo and Joao Cancelo were brought in to add more depth to the reigning champions as they look to make it three successive title triumphs.
MCI vs WHU Probable Winner
With Manchester City having won their previous seven encounters against West Ham United across all tournamnets in addition to their four visits to West Ham by a margin of 17-1, we don’t see any winner emerging for this other than City. West Ham have become a team they love trouncing and with the outfit having the same backline, expect City to dominate this win and come out with a comprehensive win.
Probable Playing 11
- Benjamin Mendy and Leroy Sane are injured with knee injuries and ruled out of this encounter for Manchester City.
West Ham United
Fabianski (GK), Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell, Rice, Lanzini, Fornals, Anderson, Wilshere, Haller
Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Match: West Ham Vs Manchester City
Date And Time: 10th August, Sunday- 12:00am IST
Venue: London Stadium, London
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD
West Ham United
- Fabianski, Fornals, Anderson, Haller
- Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Aguero, Sterling
MCI vs WHU Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for MCI vs WHU Dream11
Although Manchester City look extremely likely to keep a cleansheet in this one, we need to fill in four West Ham players into our side and have decided to start with their goal-keeper. Lukas Fabianski comes into our side after making some good saves in the previous edition of the league, emerging as one of the shot stoppers with the most number of saves.
He’ll be burdened by a carnage today and is this eventuality which sees us opt for him.
Defenders for MCI vs WHU Dream11
Having conceded just once in their previous four visits to West Ham, expect City to further extend that glistening record. They are a side who love having the ball and with West Ham known to sit in their own half against top 6 oppositions and revel in a defensive gameplan, we see City emerging from this with a cleansheet.
Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kyle Walker both come into our side with the fullbacks playing an integral role in City’s style of play. The side massively relies on its fullbacks to venture into the opposition’s half and provide the wide attacking players with support, making them excellent value with an assist always likely. We have also opted for centreback John Stones to go in with a trivalent of players from City for this match.
Midfielders for MCI vs WHU Dream11
Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva come in for us from City. A major reason for their consummate success has been the players the side have in their kitty in the middle of the park, names who can easily scour the ball past defences and open up spaces between defenders with ease. Both KDB and Silva are going to end up providing Sergio Aguero and Sterling with immaculate service and expect them to get a rich haul of assists today.
From West Ham our first pick is Declan Rice with us picking out the CDM owing to the factor that he’ll get in some tackle points. We don’t see West Ham massively impressing in this encounter, having dwindled shambolically against City in recent time and will need their defensively minded players to imbed a culture of excellence in the team today.
We have gotten in Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini on the attacking fronts with these two serving to provide whatever attacking sojourns the side is able to muster up in this match.
Strikers for MCI vs WHU Dream11
Last season’s top scorer for City, Sergio Aguero was always going to walk into our side straightaway. The 21 goals were a testament to his incredible abilities as a striker, seeing him reaffirm his credentials as the finest striker in the league and having missed out on the golden boot last year, expect him to come hot out of the blocks today.
Raheem Sterling is our second pick given the forward role the rightwing occupies and with Leroy Sane out for this one, Sterling and Aguero could combine to score a minimum of two goals in between them.
Update : As Sergio Aguero is not in the starting lineup, Gabriel Jesus will be replacing him.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Raheem Sterling will be our Captain and Jesus is our vice Captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.