West Ham tonight face Freiburg in the 2nd Group A stage match in Germany, with David Moyes looking to break a record on the European stage.
Should our Hammers avoid defeat tonight, it would mean the club has gone 17 European matches unbeaten, which would better the current English club record of 16 games held by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Don Revie at Leeds in the 1960’s and Bill Nicholson of Spurs in the 1970’s.
Freiburg though are expected to provide a big obstacle for Moyes to achieve the feat, with the German side touted by many as West Ham’s toughest opponent in the Group.
Moyes has already stated that Michail Antonio is absent with a muscle complaint, with the hope being he will be available to face Newcastle on Sunday.
Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson are also injured and will not feature, although Jarrod Bowen has travelled despite seen limping following our win over Sheffield United at the weekend.
Lukasz Fabianski is expected to start in goal with the big question mark being over how we will set up at the other end in Antonios absence, with the boss admitting that Mubuma is not ready yet in terms of his development.
Therefore Moyes is left with the more likely option of Danny Ings, although Mohammed Kudus or Jarrod Bowen could be selected to lead the line.
Tonights match kicks off at 5:45pm and is being shown live on TNT Sports 2.