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Guardiola also wrote poems about Souček. We’ll try to hurt them, Moyes promises before the battle

The Premier League is heading for a dramatic finish, with Manchester City enough four points from the last two rounds to secure the championship. Liverpool must hope for his hesitation, and on Saturday he will be a big fan of West Ham, which will challenge Pepa Guardiola’s starring team at home at London Stadium.

The Citizens will be a clear favorite in the expected Premier League round of the 37th round, Guardiol’s team looks fearless and absolutely sovereign at the end of the league. The numbers speak for themselves.

Manchester City became the first team in the history of the competition on Wednesday to win five duels in a row with a difference of three or more goals. Outside, the Sky Blues have not lost seventeen consecutive games, setting a new club record.

In addition, the hammerheads have been failing against the Citizens for a long time. They have not beaten the Manchester giant in the league since 2015, and since that date they have played only two draws and fallen ten times.

They recorded partial success at least in October in the home cup, when after a goalless draw they eliminated the favorite on penalties.

Guardiola is on the lookout for Saturday’s duel, and David Moyes’s team praised them at the pre-match press conference.

“West Ham has been absolutely extraordinary over the last two seasons. It’s a top team and we know it. They’re great in many ways,” said the 51-year-old Spanish manager.

When he immediately set out to list the specific key attributes of the East London club’s game, he began with standard situations and a pair of midfielders.

“With Souček and Declan Rice, they are very strong in the middle of the field,” said Guardiola, who also highlighted offensive weapons, especially the break weapons of West Ham, Pablo Fornall and Jarrod Bowen.

At the same time, however, Guardiola made it clear that the Citizens would go sharply after the victory, which could bring them significantly closer to the sixth title in the last ten years and the eighth in history. Two laps before the end, they have a three-point lead over Liverpool.

“We know what we are about. Winning would be an incredible step towards our goal,” he said.

He refused to complain again about the significant problems with the composition of the defense, similarly to the week when he joked that he would calmly entrust the position of stopper to the light-footed offensive toy Phil Foden.

“We can handle it. If it took a long time, it would be a problem. As for one or two matches, the players will be able to take atypical positions,” he told his charges.

The injured are Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, John Stones and Eymerick Laporte, but he has some hope for Saturday’s start. David Moyes would like to take advantage of the many absences in the Citizens defense.

“They have some problems there and we have to figure out how we can benefit from it. Trying to hurt them is a big challenge for us,” coach Hammers said in the press.

A possible shocking three-point gain would definitely give the Hammers a seventh place securing participation in the Conference League. In addition, they would compare points to the sixth Manchester United.

The duel starts at 3 pm, it is broadcast live by Premier Sport and the daily Aktuálně.cz will follow it in an online report.

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