Manchester City Stars Board Their Train To London Ahead Of West Ham Clash

The Manchester City squad will travel by train to London ahead of their game against West Ham

Manchester City have started their journey to London ahead of returning to Premier League action against West Ham on Saturday.

The City squad decided to travel by train and arrived at the station on Friday afternoon to make the trip down to the capital. 

Some of the City players were clearly affected by the afternoon chill and were seen wearing woolly hats as they waited for their train on the platform.

Pep Guardiola gave an inkling to how he will be spending the two-and-a-half hour trip as he was pictured letting out a yawn as he walked along the platform.

The City players will spend the night at a hotel in the capital before travelling to the London Stadium in the morning.

Phil Foden was a part of the travelling party and may receive his big break this weekend with Guardiola confirming Bernardo Silva is out due to an injury.

Gabriel Jesus wraps up warm as he arrives at the train station
Raheem Sterling (L) and Fabian Delph (R)have a chat as they walk along the train platform

The City boss said: ‘He cannot play this weekend. The injury is not too big but I don’t know if next Tuesday he will be available.’ 

Earlier in the day on Friday, Guardiola put the final touches on City’s preparations for West Ham as he put his players through their paces at the Etihad campus.

Saturday’s clash at the London Stadium will see the Spaniard come up against his predecessor as City manager at in Manuel Pellegrini.

The current West Ham boss won the title with City in 2014 before making way for Guardiola two years later.

Guardiola says he is an admirer of the veteran Chilean coach.  

‘His career speaks for itself in terms of quality. When you see the teams of Manuel Pellegrini, even if you are a blind guy, you recognise his style,’ Guardiola said.

‘He started incredible in Villarreal and put this team at another level. It was a small, small city and the way they played and the way they created their own style was impressive.

‘After that he went to (Real) Madrid and made a very good league (campaign) with 96 points, but at Barcelona we did 99.

‘Here he won the league and helped this club be where we are right now. He did well at Malaga as well and he is going to do well at West Ham.’

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