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The Hammers are 10 points worse off than at this stage last season but their form has picked up in recent weeks, winning three of their last four games in all competitions, although they were beaten 2-0 by Everton last weekend

The winger, who signed from Wigan for £9 million in 2012 and scored 10 times in his debut season, has become a forgotten man for the Blues since then, spending loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham

Nigerian international, Osaze Odemwingie has been left off Stoke City’s 25-man squad for the season as the player faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury that could require surgery.

Jose Mourinho’s side bounced back from their 3-1 midweek quarter-final first leg loss in Paris to move a point ahead of Liverpool, who will regain top spot if they avoid defeat away to West Ham on Sunday

It was Stoke’s third successive win, taking Mark Hughes’s side to the 40-point mark synonymous with safety from relegation and leaving FA Cup semi-finalists, Hull, seven points above the bottom three in 14th place