The Premier League is back, with Manchester City travelling to the London Stadium to challenge West Ham United in the first league game of the season. After winning the league for two successive seasons, City are looking for the third league title under Pep Guardiola.

These two teams played against each other in their preseason fixtures. City won the game by four goals to one in China. However, with the arrivals of Sébastien Haller and Pablo Fornals, things could have been different this time around. In this tactical analysis, we will show you the tactical battle between the two teams.

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Premier League 2019/20: West Ham vs Manchester City - tactical analysis tactics

For West Ham, Fornals was left on the bench. Haller started as a target man and he could be the perfect replacement for Marko Arnoutovic. With different styles of attacking players like Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson, the Hammers could potentially try more types of attacking plays.

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Total Football Analysis Magazine #11: July 2019 - tactical analysis tactics
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