West Ham skipper Mark Noble to sit out Manchester City game

West Ham captain Mark Noble is out of their Premier League opener against Manchester City due to a dead leg.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is fit despite an injury scare in pre-season due to a groin problem.

New signings Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller are expected to make their debuts.

City are without Leroy Sane after the winger suffered a serious knee injury in the Community Shield last week.

Forward Riyad Mahrez is available again after being left out at Wembley due to concerns over a medication he had used while defender Aymeric Laporte has recovered from a knock.

Record goalscorer Sergio Aguero is likely to return up front but new signing Joao Cancelo, the right-back, will not feature and left-back Benjamin Mendy is not expected to be fit.

West Ham provisional squad: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Fornals, Wilshere, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller, Roberto, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Sanchez, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Antonio, Hernandez, Ajeti.

Man City provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Angelino, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus.

Football Paradise Staff Reporter

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