It’s the Hammers’ first league game at their new ground and as a consequence, today’s game likely be a somewhat emotional experience for the East London faithful.
The Irons go into today’s game as the favourites, boasting home advantage and a squad filled with great depth in comparison to last season.
But Bournemouth are a hardworking side who like to play good football and Eddie Howe’s boys certainly won’t refrain from their role as potential party-poopers.
It looks set to be a relatively close game, so perhaps a quick glance at the starting Xis will give as a clue as to how it’ll pan out:
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Eddie How makes just one change from the side that lost to Manchester United 3-1 last Sunday, whilst the biggest news for West Ham fans is that Michail Antonio’s troubled spell at right-back appears to have come to an end.