The Hammers are currently thirteenth on the league table with just 12 points and a loss against Man City would mean they would move closer to that relegation zone.
While City are favourites to pick up all three points from the game but with two key players set to return back to the first team, Pellegrini might be able to squeeze out a point.
West Ham vs Man City: Injury update
The first major player who will be available at Pellegrini’s disposal is midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Jack Wilshere has been recovering from an ankle injury which he suffered during the last week of September forcing him to miss as many as ten games for the Hammers.
But the summer signing has returned back to full training during the international break and he will be available for selection for the weekend clash vs Manchester City.
The next player who is expected to make a comeback is forward Andy Carroll who is yet to feature under Manuel Pellegrini this season.
Carroll picked up an ankle injury in the month of July following which he had to undergo surgery.
Before the start of the season, the forward was expected to be sold by Pellegrini but his injury halted that move. But now that he is still in the club, the manager will surely use him.
Jack Wilshere might very well start the match against Manchester City but Andy Carroll is expected to come on as a substitute in the second half.