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West Ham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Southampton

09:00 EAT 31/03/2018
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Everything you need to know ahead of the Hammers’ first outing at the London Stadium since pitch invaders marred a disappointing defeat to Burnley

West Ham will be back at the London Stadium on Saturday looking to calm a restless fan base and get their season back on track against Southampton.

The Hammers’ last home date saw disgruntled supporters take to the field during a disappointing defeat to Burnley, with club captain Mark Noble caught up in the chaotic scenes.

David Moyes’ side have now suffered three successive Premier League losses to slip to within two points of the relegation zone, but could put daylight between themselves and the Saints with victory in their latest outing.

Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of the game.


West Ham injuries


West Ham saw Manuel Lanzini net his first goal for Argentina during the international break, but he also picked up a knock and will need to prove his fitness ahead of the resumption of domestic competition.

Edimilson has shaken off an ankle complaint which has kept him out since December, while James Collins will have a hamstring problem assessed before a decision is taken on his participation.

Andy Carroll, Winston Reid, Sam Byram and Pedro Obiang all remain on the sidelines.


West Ham suspensions


West Ham have no players currently serving a ban.


West Ham potential starting line-up


Moyes has few options to rotate into his starting XI so may have to give those who have disappointed of late another opportunity to prove their worth.

One change could come between the sticks, with Adrian stepping back in for Joe Hart, while Javier Hernandez will be pushing for recall up top as the Hammers seek to find an attacking spark.


Southampton team news


Ryan Betrand was forced to pull out of the latest England squad, but he was withdrawn as a precaution and could shake off a back complaint in time to make Mark Hughes’ first Premier League XI as Southampton boss.

A hamstring problem is likely to keep Steven Davis out of action, but Charlie Austin has overcome a thigh injury and could make his first appearance since December 23.


TV channel & kick-off time


The fixture will not be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) but highlights will be shown on BBC’s Match of the Day from 22:30 GMT.

In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on CNBC and kicks off at 10:00 ET.


Best Opta match facts


  • West Ham haven’t lost back to back home league matches against Southampton since April 1992 – they lost 3-0 at London Stadium last season.

  • Since winning 3-0 at London Stadium last season, Southampton have lost five of their six Premier League trips to London (W1).

  • West Ham have lost their last three league games, each by a margin of at least three goals. The last English top-flight side to lose four in a row by such a margin were Nottingham Forest back in April 1968.

  • The Hammers are currently on 999 top-flight defeats, and could become the 16th club to reach 1000 losses in the top division of English football.

  • Mark Hughes will take charge of his sixth different Premier League club in this match, making him only the second person to manage six different clubs in the competition (after Sam Allardyce with seven).

  • Hughes hasn’t won his first Premier League match in charge of a club since September 2004 at Blackburn – at his four subsequent clubs he has drawn once (with Fulham) and lost three (Man City, QPR, Stoke).