Team news: Two changes for Hammers against Man City, Carroll back on the bench

Andy Carroll

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini makes two changes to his West Ham United team for Saturday’s meeting with Manchester City, recalling Arthur Masuaku and Michail Antonio to the starting line-up.

The pair replace Aaron Cresswell and Robert Snodgrass, with the midfielder forced to serve a one-match suspension after collecting his fifth booking of the season in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town last time out.

The boss has Andy Carroll available again after the he returned to full training during the international break following an ankle injury, and the No9 is among the substitutes.

Also on the bench is Mark Noble, who has completed a three-match ban for his red card at Leicester City last month.

In the starting XI, Grady Diangana retains his place on the wing, where he will feature alongside the in-form Felipe Anderson in supporting his front men.

Pablo Zabaleta captains the Hammers against his former side, as he makes his 50th appearance in the Claret and Blue.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Zabaleta (c), Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku, Diangana, Rice, Obiang, Felipe Anderson, Antonio, Arnautovic
Subs: Adrian, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Noble, Carroll, Chicharito, Lucas

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, D.Silva (c), Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Subs: Muric, Kompany, Stones, Foden, Zinchenko, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus

Referee: Andre Marriner