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‘We have incredible problems’: Pep Guardiola names three West Ham players he's worried about facing on Sunday

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is worried about facing Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen and Manuel Lanzini on Sunday.

City are now three points ahead of Liverpool with a goal difference which is better by seven so if they beat the Hammers this weekend, they are all but over the line in the title chase.

But they have a defensive injury crisis, with Aymeric Laporte limping out of last night’s game at Wolves, with Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and John Stones already out.

Speaking to City’s official website after the game, Guardiola said he is worried about facing the West Ham trio amid those issues.

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Guardiola worried about facing Antonio, Bowen and Lanzini

After the 5-1 win over Wolves, Guardiola discussed the West Ham players who will be tough to play against this weekend: “We have a really tough game on Sunday, and we have incredible problems in (defence).

“We don’t have players and against Antonio, Bowen, Lanzini, it will not be easy.

“But at the same time, it doesn’t matter what happens, we are going to find a solution and we are going to go there to win the game.”

The match is also Mark Noble’s last home game as a West Ham player, which means it will be a packed house and a great atmosphere.

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Earlier this month, BBC pundit Chris Sutton said he can see City dropping points at West Ham, and the Hammers did beat Liverpool on their own patch this season.

David Moyes’ men are still looking to seal a spot in Europe next season, with one point from their final two matches of the season.

Sixth spot is still achievable too, so they will have plenty to play for, as well as trying to give Noble the best possible send off.

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