West Ham tonight host Brighton as we look to solidify our chase for European football once again for next season.
The match follows an impressive run of form, which has seen David Moyes’ side beat Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks, giving hope that we can claim another 3 points off Brighton – who we managed to beat at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season.
The return fixture tonight though is expected to be a very tough encounter, with the visitors looking to leapfrog Moyes’ side, and the fact West Ham could be missing some key players could be an issue.
Kurt Zouma is a doubt having missed the victory at the Emirates due to a knee complaint. Lucas Paqueta came off against Arsenal injured, and is also therefore doubtful.
Nayef Aguerd misses the match due to commitments at the AFCON with Morocco, although Mohammed Kudus is yet to travel.
Kudus has a slight hamstring strain although at this stage it’s unlikely if hes certain to miss the game. The club had hoped to persuade the Ghana national team to allow him to feature, so the delay in him leaving is an interesting twist.
Igor Julio and Facundo Buonanotte are both likely to miss out for the visitors tonight. Lewis Dunk is suspended so will miss the match.
The game kicks off at 7:30pm and is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.