West Ham United were resilient in their 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night and the Hammers will head to Stoke this weekend full of confidence after claiming four points from games against the Gunners and Chelsea.
David Moyes appears to have steadied the Hammers' leaky defence, so sorting out his strike-force will be the next item on his to-do list. While recent results are impressive, West Ham will need more than gritty 0-0 draws if they are to stave off the threat of relegation this season.
West Ham Team News:
- Sam Byram doubtful (thigh)
- José Fonte out (ankle)
- Edimilson Fernandes out (ankle)
- Cheikhou Kouyaté doubtful (hamstring)
- Winston Reid suspended.
West Ham’s Recent Form:
- West Ham 0-0 Arsenal
- West Ham 1-0 Chelsea
- Manchester City 2-1 West Ham
- Everton 4-0 West Ham
- West Ham 1-1 Leicester City
- Watford 2-0 West Ham
West Ham Key Stats:
- Stoke have never lost to West Ham while managed by Mark Hughes.
- Hughes has beaten Moyes on each of the last two occasions the pair have met in the Premier League.
- Chicharito has netted five times against Stoke, his most fruitful opposition after West Brom (6).
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