Premier League

PL Matchweek 25: Manchester City vs West Brom Preview


Kevin de Bruyne’s clever free kick and Sterling’s header sweep Cardiff City and Manchester City cruise into fifth round round of FA Cup.

On the other side, West Brom away win against Liverpool in the fourth round of FA Cup which saw some tricky decision going against The Hawthorns.

When & Where?

Manchester City returns to Premier League action this midweek when they host West Brom Albion on Wednesday January 31, kick-off 8pm (GMT).

Referee: Bobby Madley
Assistant Refs: Adam Nunn and Mick McDonough
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend

Team News

The host will be without Leroy Sane due to ankle injury. Benjamin Mendy a long-term absentee. Fabian Delph (knee), Phil Foden (ankle) and Gabriel Jesus (knee) remain sidelined.


Alan Pardew’s side will be without long-term absentee Nacer Chadli (thigh) and James Morrision (achilles). Sam Field, Jonny Evans, Kieran Gibbs, Gareth McClauley, Hal Robson-Kanu and Jake Livermore are all doubt for Wednesday’s game

Did you know?

With David Silva on eight assists and de Bruyne and Leroy Sane reach at least 10 assists, the Blues could become the third team in PL history to have three players reach double figures for assists in the same season.

Sergio Aguero has been directly involved in 11 goals in 10 league appearances against The Hawthorns.

In last 16 PL encounters against West Brom, City have won 15 matches which includes last 12 matches in a row.

Probable XI

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Bernardo Silva

West Brom Albion: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Brunt; Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, McClean; Rondon, Rodriguez

Last 6

Manchester City: W W W L W W

West Brom Albion: W D W W L D

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