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What Will Record Chasing Blues Face This week?

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Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta In Their City Days
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City take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday, with the knowledge that another six points and six goals would break two more records in this remarkable season. But what can the blues expect in their encounter with the Hammers:

The Old Boys Reunion

Joe Hart is ineligible to play for West Ham against City, due to him being unable to face his parent club. But the legend that is Pablo Zabaleta may face his former employers. Zabaleta joined the Hammers last summer after spending nine years at the club and making over 200 appearances.

A Tough Battle

Although on 35 points, West Ham are still fighting against relegation and it will be a tough battle against the Hammers. Since their 3-0 home defeat to Burnley, West Ham have beaten Southampton at home, drawn at Chelsea and home to Stoke, before a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal last weekend. The blues have a good recent record against the Hammers, but the blues will have to adapt to West Ham’s physical game to walk away with the points.

The David Moyes Effect

Until his move to Man Utd, David Moyes seemed to hold the Indian sign over City. Out of 23 games between 2002 and 2013, Moyes’ Everton won 12, with the blues only winning seven. Out of those 12 wins, seven were at Goodison Park. In fact, City only won one game at Goodison with Moyes in charge, and drew three! But hopefully, the 3-0 win at Old Trafford, together with a 2-0 win at Sunderland last season when Moyes was in charge of both games, will exorcise the Moyes demons and bring three points home for City.