West Ham (4-2-3-1): Adrián, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Taylor, Jarvis, Nolan, Downing, Cole
Southampton (4-4-1-1): Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Lallana, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Davis, Lambert
— Janine Hammerette (@_jham87) February 20, 2014
Come on west ham, we can beat Southampton this week.
— Thomas Greenwood (@Thomas25556779) February 19, 2014
West Ham should have an easy win against Southampton Saturday
— megan (@megaanbrearley) February 18, 2014
Wait did I hear that correctly? Andy Carroll scored a free-kick?!
If the Hammers are going to continue their good run of form, a lot will depend on whether Kevin Nolan can get his name on the score-sheet after notching two consecutive braces in the games prior to his blank against Norwich last time out.
West Ham vs. Southampton: An Alternative Preview
West Ham have won just one of their last eight league meetings with Southampton (W1 D4 L3).
Southampton have won back-to-back away games in the Barclays Premier League – they have never won three in a row in the competition.
The Hammers have won three successive Premier League matches – the longest run of its kind in the competitions currently.
West Ham have kept four clean sheets in a row for the first time in Premier League history – they haven’t kept five in a row in the top-flight since December 1985.
Only one player has made more tackles than Morgan Schneiderlin this season (91), but the Frenchman has been given a yellow card in half of his 12 PL away apps this term (6).
No side has lost more points from winning positions than West Ham United (14) in the Premier League this season.
Four of the six Premier League goals that Southampton have netted in February so far have been scored (2) or assisted (2) by Rickie Lambert.
22 of the 28 goals that Kevin Nolan has scored in the Premier League since the start of 2010-11 have been netted in home games (79%).
The Hammers have attempted just one shot on target in six of their 26 Premier League games this season, including in the reverse fixture against Southampton.
West Ham have been saved by the woodwork on 17 occasions this season; more often than any other club in the PL.