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MATCH PREVIEW: West Ham v Albion

10 February 2017

Everything you need to know ahead of the Baggies' first trip to the London Stadium

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they make their first trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham United (ko 3pm).

The opposition

After seeing off Stoke last weekend, Albion's attention turns to their nearest challengers for a top-eight finish. The Hammers are currently five points behind the Baggies in ninth and will be buoyed by a 3-1 win at Southampton on Saturday. After Dimitri Payet's departure Slaven Bilic's side haven't struggled for goals, scoring nine in their last four games.

Last time out

It was an afternoon to remember for Nacer Chadli as he introduced himself to the Albion faithful with two goals and two assists in a 4-2 rout of West Ham in September. Salomon Rondon and James McClean were also on target in the first of Albion's seven home wins so far this season.

Nacer Chadli celebrates after opening his Albion account

Team news

Jonny Evans will again be assessed ahead of the clash in the capital. Craig Dawson could retain his place at centre-half in the Northern Irishman's absence.

Diafra Sakho, Angelo Ogbonna and Arthur Masuaku are long term absentees for the hosts.

Stats

Both sides have scored 32 goals so far this campaign. But the Baggies have been tighter defensively, conceding 29 to the Hammers' 41.

James Morrison has contributed three goals for Albion in 2017, scoring two in his last two games.

From the archive

Albion earned a hard-fought 2-2 draw with the Hammers in November 2010 with Peter Odemwingie and Pablo Ibanez on target in the Premier League.


Head to head

Albion's record against West Ham stands at W40, D23 and L39.

Ticket news

Tickets are now sold out. And 3,000 Baggies will be cheering on Tony Pulis' side at the London Stadium.

Thank you for your fantastic support.

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 3pm with comprehensive coverage available across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

You can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Dave Bowler and Gez Mulholland talking you through the action.


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