West Ham vs. Brighton
Venue: London Stadium
Kick off: 4PM
West Ham United play host to Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon, with both sides looking to rediscover some form and start moving away from the relegation places.
West Ham and Brighton have each taken one point from their last three Premier League matches and either side could find themselves in the drop zone if they lose today and results elsewhere go against them.
West Ham made a good start to life under David Moyes with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth in his first match, but the East London side have picked up just one point in the Premier League since.
While fixtures against Sheffield United, Everton, Leicester City and Liverpool are by no means easy, the former Manchester United boss will have hoped for a better return.
The Hammers have struggled at home all season and have the league’s joint-worst record on their own patch, taking just 11 points from 12 matches at the London Stadium.
West Ham have also made just one signing this month, despite suggestions from the club’s co-chairman David Sullivan that they were looking to add two players to boost the squad.
The meeting between these two sides at the Amex Stadium in August ended 1-1, a result that would not please either manager this time around.
Brighton made a good start to life under Graham Potter but have struggled in recent weeks, with the Seagulls taking just five points from their last six matches.
A defeat to fellow strugglers Bournemouth last time out will have been particularly disappointing for Potter, whose side have found it tough away from home all season.
The South coast club have the second-worst record in the league on the road, winning just twice.
However, Brighton have also faced a difficult run of fixtures of late and can make up for lost ground with a win over West Ham on Saturday.
West Ham United possible XI: Randolph, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Snodgrass, Haller, Lanzini.
Brighton & Hove Albion possible XI: Ryan, Alzate, Webster, Dunk, Bernardo, Propper, Mooy, Stephens, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.