Pep Guardiola’s side have made the competition – ridiculed by some – a mark of their success under his leadership. Indeed, City have won the trophy four years in a row and, even taking into account the squad’s rotation, will surely come into the game as a favorite.
Understandably, as one of the biggest spending clubs in world football, Guardiola has a number of enviable options to choose from, even as he looks to turn before a big week.
Given West Ham’s recent form, however, it’s hard to imagine the City boss deploying a squad made up entirely of young players, especially given the respect Guardiola has shown this competition throughout his career. stay in England.
Prediction Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Steffen, Egan-Riley, Stones, Burns, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Palmer, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez