West Ham are likely to face a battle against bottom of the table Sheffield United today, with our Podcast hosts providing thoughts ahead of the game.

It’s a return to Premier League action for David Moyes’ Irons side today, after a disappointing FA Cup exit at the hands of Bristol City, in the hope the squad will be in stronger shape for this afternoons encounter.

Results elsewhere mean that West Ham have the opportunity to take a significant step in our battle for European football next season.

The West Ham Way Podcast hosts Dave Walker and ExWHUEmployee have given their thoughts on the match at Bramall Lane later, with Ex advising that late fitness tests are in store.

“I think it’s gonna be a tough game today, especially with some key players still missing,” said Walker. “Performances have started to improve under Chris Wilder and I think he will see this as a game he can win, one that they are desperate for.

“Today might not be pretty but if we dig deep, stay disciplined and take our chances then we should get a result”

Ex agreed that today is expected to be a tough encounter, with the hosts desperate for points in their bid to remain in the top flight this season.

“Although Sheffield United sit bottom of the league there are no easy games in the Premier League and I expect a tough game against our depleted squad,” said our club insider.

“I think a lot could depend on whether Bowen is back in the team. They will do a late fitness check on him and for me this could make all the difference.

”Alvarez returning is also almost equally as important and I hope the poor showing at Bristol city motivates the players to avenge that defeat by a good win today.”