West Ham tonight face Brentford in arguably David Moyes’ biggest match to save his position as manager following a poor showing so far this season.
Our Hammers host the derby at London Stadium in a crucial must-win match with Moyes’ side just a mere point off the relegation zone with almost half the season already played – despite a huge outlay by the club to back the under-fire Scot in the summer.
Serious question marks have been raised over team selection, tactics and now general work-rate having produced an at-times shambolic performance in the loss to Arsenal, especially in the second half. West Ham were outclassed and outworked which raises questions over what the game plan was, despite 6 weeks allowance to prepare.
Brentford are set to provide a stern test for Moyes, with Thomas Frank last season overseeing the double on his counterpart, and will be firm in the knowledge that the home support could waiver fast if West Ham were to concede first.
Gianluca Scamacca is set to be assessed ahead of the game but the fact he hasn’t featured and lacks match fitness could well rule him out. However it could be a welcome return for Nayef Aguerd, who could get the green light to feature again which would be a welcome boost for Moyes.
Kurt Zouma, although ahead of schedule on his return as reported by ExWHUEmployee, is still unavailable. Max Cornet is still out with no date yet for when he is likely to make his long awaited return to action.
Frank Onyeka will have a late fitness test for the visitors, but Kristoffer Ajer, Aaron Hickey and Shandon Baptiste will miss out for the Bees.
Tonights match kicks off at 7:45pm and is not being shown on TV.