How Manchester City Will Line Up Against West Ham United

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How Manchester City Will Line Up Against West Ham United
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After surviving in one domestic cup competition by the skin of their teeth against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, Manchester City will be determined to make things a little easier in the other on Wednesday night.

Anyone who saw West Ham's shadow side capitulate against the Championship's Nottingham Forest at the weekend will tell you that the word "easy" could well be featuring on the lips of City's fans come the end of this Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg, but Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to see his team's performance levels improve from their Ewood Park display.

To that end, and with an extra day's rest to prepare before their next Premier League clash at Newcastle on Sunday, the Chilean is likely to make a host of changes to his side for a clash against a West Ham outfit who are likely to look a little different from their weekend lineup too.

How Sam Allardyce must wish he had the options available to his opposing manager, not that Pellegrini will care about the plight of the Hammers boss as he plots a route to Wembley and potentially a first trophy in English football at the first attempt.

Here is the lineup that he could name against the Hammers.

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