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

Comments()
Getty Images
Slaven Bilic's side will aim to recover from a 2-1 defeat to league-leading Chelsea as they travel to Dean Court to take on Eddie Howe's men

West Ham were disappointing as they lost 2-1 to Chelsea at the London Stadium on Monday, and they will be out to turn their form around against AFC Bournemouth this Saturday.

The Hammers are currently 11th in the Premier League table, having slipped from ninth after their defeat to the Blues, while the Cherries sit 14th.

Payet reveals why he left West Ham

This game, then, offers Slaven Bilic's side the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways.


WEST HAM INJURIES


Andy Carroll returned to the fold against Chelsea and is set to be fit for the game against Bournemouth, having recovered from a cut, while Robert Snodgrass is also fit after picking up a similar injury against the Blues.

Jose Fonte completed the entire 90 minutes despite sustaining a slight strain, but Slaven Bilic is confident he will be fit against Bournemouth.

Top goalscoring midfielders in PL history

“Andy and Robert both had cuts in the Chelsea game. Snodgrass had stitches [in his leg], and Andy in his eyebrow, but they are all right. Andy is fit," he said at his pre-match press conference.

“Fonte also felt something, but we are very optimistic that he is going to be OK for the game on Saturday, so it all looks good.”

Gokhan Tore remains injured, however, while Diafra Sakho and Angelo Ogbonna are also sidelined. Winston Reid faces a late fitness test after a leg injury but the club are understood to be confident of his involvement.

Robert Snodgrass West Ham

WEST HAM SUSPENSIONS


Michail Antonio sat out the encounter with Chelsea and his pace and dynamism was missed by the Irons, with the 26-year-old having scored eight goals thus far this season.

He will likely return to the line-up this Saturday, and will aim to get back on the scoresheet.

PROMO GFX


POTENTIAL WEST HAM LINE-UP


West Ham had enjoyed some success with a 4-2-3-1 formation in recent weeks, with Antonio playing through the middle, but he was unable to play against the Blues.

Andy Carroll subsequently played up front, and is likely to continue in that role.

However, the return of Antonio means that Sofiane Feghouli will likely drop to the bench, with the Englishman returning to the right wing.

Elsewhere, Darren Randolph is likely to continue in goal at the expense of Adrian, while Pedro Obiang and Mark Noble are set to figure in midfield.

West Ham XI

BOURNEMOUTH TEAM NEWS


Bournemouth have a number of injury concerns heading into the game with the Hammers, with their star striker Callum Wilson definitely sidelined.

The 25-year-old had scored six goals prior to rupturing his cruciate ligament, and Bournemouth have since failed to win a game.

Mings gets five-match ban

In truth, the Cherries' form has been diabolical in recent weeks; they have not won in eight matches, with their 1-1 draw with Manchester United last time out marking the end of a four-game losing streak.

Eddie Howe is a highly-rated manager but he last saw his team win a Premier League game in 2016, as Bournemouth thumped Swansea 3-0 in December.

Adam Federici, Simon Francis and Junior Stanislas are all set to miss the encounter with West Ham, while Tyrone Mings - who fought a brutal running battle with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford - is suspended, after being hit with a five-game ban following a stamp on the Swede.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Premier League Manchester United v Bournemouth


BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • Bournemouth's only previous victory against West Ham in any competition was at the Boleyn Ground last season (4-3) - their first ever top flight win.

  • All seven of West Ham's Premier League goals against the Cherries have come in the second half of games.

  • The Cherries still haven't managed to win a Premier League home match against opposition from London (W0 D3 L5)


TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


The game is due to kick off at 15:00 on Saturday, and will not be televised live in the UK. Highlights will be broadcast on Match of the Day at 22:20 on BBC One.

Close