West Ham tonight face Bournemouth at London Stadium hoping to get back on track in the Premier League following defeat last week to Liverpool.

Our Hammers have been turner a corner this season following a poor start, however this was derailed last week in a 1-0 loss at Anfield, although David Moyes’ sides performance deserved more from the encounter.

A win tonight over the Cherries, managed by former West Ham player Gary O’Neil, would see West Ham leap to 10th in the league and appear in the top half of the table for the 1st time this season, ahead of our clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Craig Dawson is expected to return tonight following a thigh injury, whilst Max Cornet has also returned to training so has a chance of making the squad.

The injury to Lucas Paqueta, as exclusively revealed by The West Ham Way’s ExWHUEmployee, is not as serious as first feared by the club, with the Brazilian having a chance of playing tonight if David Moyes opts to risk him.

Nayef Aguerd although has returned to training, is not set to feature as his continues his recovery from a significant ankle injury.

The visitors have a relatively healthy squad with only Lloyd Kelly and David Brooks missing tonight.

Dave Walker:

“Tonight I want to see us start well. I want to see pace, intensity and dominance from kick off. We have to stop waiting going a goal behind before we start performing – it’s costing us points!”


“This is a must-win game for us. Bournemouth are the standard of team we need to be beating if we are going to achieve what we are aiming to this season. Credit to them they are doing well under Gary O’Neil – however there is uncertainty around his future and the clubs ownership.

“We need to be taking the 3 points tonight, especially to keep our home run of form going too.”

The match kicks off at 8pm, and is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.