Man City v Hammers

Team news: Anton Ferdinand misses out with a thigh strain, so James Collins comes in to partner his Welsh international colleague Danny Gabbidon in the centre of defence. Shaka Hislop is fit to return in goal after a hamstring strain, while Lionel Scaloni makes way for Christian Dailly. Matthew Etherington, Hayden Mullins, Yossi Benayoun, Dean Ashton and Marlon Harewood all return after missing Saturday's defeat against Portsmouth.

Manchester City also make wholesale changes following their 2-1 defeat against Wigan Athletic at the weekend, but there is no place in their line-up for former Hammer Trevor Sinclair, although David James does play.