West Ham today face off against Aston Villa at London Stadium in a crucial match for our Hammers in the fight against relegation from the Premier League.
Our Hammers go into the game on the back of a uplifting display and result midweek in the Europa Conference League away to AEK Larnaca, where David Moyes’ side walked away 2-0 up following the 1st leg tie, although the loss to Brighton is the league is something the manager will be eager to draw a line under today.
Pressure is mounting as the threat of Championship football next season in East London is looking all the more real, especially with relegation rivals showing fight to avoid the drop on a weekly basis.
Games are running out and matches at home are becoming all the more crucial to obtain victories in, making today’s encounter against Unai Emery’s side all the more important that West Ham show up and put in a solid display.
David Moyes has been boosted by the return of Max Cornet, who is expected to be on the bench today, following a 5-month absence with a calf injury – having looked fresh and lively during his substitute appearance in midweek in Cyprus.
Lukusz Fabianski and Vladimir Coufal are absent with injuries today, while Lucas Paqueta and Michail Antonio picked up knocks in the week and will be assessed prior to the game.
Boubacar Kamara and Leander Dendoncker are expected to miss out for the visitors, although they are set to be be lifted by the news that Diego Carlos is now available following a long lay-off.
Todays match kicks off at 2pm and is not being shown on TV. It is however being broadcast live on BBC Radio London 94.9FM.