West Brom v West Ham- Match Preview
The Baggies have lost three on the spin which has taken some of the shine off their surprisingly great start to the season. At one point this season Albion sat as high as 3rd place before a 2nd half collapse at Swansea heralded a spell which saw them take a turn for the worse.
A defeat at the Emirates to Arsenal last time out saw Steve Clarke’s charges slip down to sixth in the table. Whilst many saw a blip for the West Midlands side as inevitable they won’t want to fall too much further down the table and ruin their hard work up to this point.
The Hammers will be hoping to earn their third away victory of the season, as they too have exceeded expectations at the beginning of this term.
The newly promoted side managed to bag a point last time they visited the Hawthorns and Sam Allarydyce’s men will be aiming to go one result better this meeting.
Claudio Yacob, Ben Foster and Liam Ridgewell remain injury doubts despite partaking in training this week.
Ben Foster has been missing for the last six games following groin surgery and it is unlikely he will risked with Boaz Myhill set to stay between the sticks.
West Ham’s injury list doesn’t look all that pretty. George McCartney’s knee injury, suffered in training this week, adds to the amount of players they have unavailable.
Mohamed Diame is out until the New Year with a hamstring problem picked up against last weekend.
Yossi Benayoun, Andy Carroll and Jack Collison (all knee), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) and Alou Diarra (thigh) are all definitely out.
The last three Premier League meetings between the Hammers and the Baggies have ended as draws, so expect more of the same here.