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Pellegrini Previews West Ham Clash

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Manchester City suffered a stunning 2-1 defeat at The Etihad to Slaven Bilić's Hammers in September. West Ham has defeated Arsenal, Liverpool and the Blues away this season but had a rougher time of it at home. Still  Bilić's side sits just four points outside a UEFA Champions League place entering this weekend's action.

Blues Manager Manuel Pellegrini previewed the clash:

"We have a difficult game against a very good team," Pellegrini said

"They beat us here at home earlier this season in a match I think we had 20 chances to score but we didn't do it.

"I hope we will go for the three points and that we will demonstrate why we're involved in the title.

"I think that our mentality is to be an attacking team - maybe a lot of times you cannot score but we always create chances. If you create chances and score four goals as we did last time, I'm always happy.

"It's the best way to win titles for me.

"In some games, especially away, we couldn't score so I hope tomorrow we will return, as we did against Watford, to score goals and win."