My guess is West Ham look to get the ball into Ings’ toes then play off him, or go huge and get early crosses into the field. I’d not anticipate to see all that a lot enjoying by means of midfield, although who is aware of, maybe at this time will the day that Lucas Paquetá begins asserting himself.
Danny Ings appears a pleasant lad – Sky have simply achieved a bit with him – and his alternative of Highgate as a spot to dwell in London is strong. It’s not particularly useful for West Ham, however he explains that gamers’ schedules are so full-on, they want to ensure their companions are pleased with their residing preparations.
Electronic mail! “Scamacca, not even on the bench,” says Michael Allen. “Moyes should actually dislike him.”
I suppose we’d like affirmation that he’s not injured – leaving a striker off the bench when your crew wrestle to attain appears odd – however yup, three league objectives will not be a fantastic return.
Southampton, in the meantime, make two adjustments: Mohammed Salisu and Che Adams are each out with gahs sustained with their nations, so Duje Caleta-Automobile and Sekou Mara are available in.
What does all of it imply? West Ham welcome again Lukasz Fabianski – he’s been out with a fractured cheekbone and eye socket – with Alphonse Areola dropping to the bench.
Let’s have some groups…
West Ham United (4-1-4-1): Fabianski; Kehrer, Aguerd, Zouma, Emerson; Rice; Benrahma, Soucek, Paqueta, Bowen; Ings. Subs: Areola, Cresswell, Coufal, Fornals, Antonio, Lanzini, Downes, Cornet, Ogbonna.
Southampton (4-4-2): Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Caleta-Automobile, Bednarek, Perraud; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Armstrong; Mara, Walcott. Subs: McCarthy, Maitland-Niles, Lyanco, Aribo, Orsic, Onuachu, Sulemana, Alcaraz, Diallo.
Referee: Paul Tierney (Wigan)
There’s little extra affirming than another person’s distress, and there ought to be loads of that on the London Stadium at this time because the Premier League’s backside two get it on. Although nothing will probably be settled at this time, as a result of each aspect as much as Crystal Palace in twelfth are a part of the combat to remain up – they’ve 30 factors to Southampton’s 23 and West Ham’s 24 – however a defeat for both, and issues will look very grim.
West Ham have completely no enterprise in anyway being as unhealthy as they’ve been – theirs is a gifted and costly squad. However 24 objectives from 26 video games is a fully disgraceful return, and except David Moyes can discover an attacking mixture that works, he’s not solely struggling to maintain his crew within the division, however to maintain his job for subsequent season.
Southampton, in the meantime, are in all kinds. Ruben Selles may very well be a superb supervisor, however he’s solely in publish as a result of Nathan Jones isn’t, and his contract solely runs till the tip of the season. Within the meantime, although, he must by some means generate momentum, having had any may’ve loved following the 3-3 comeback draw with Spurs confiscated by the worldwide break.
That is going to be horrible!
Kick-off: 2pm BST