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MATCH PREVIEW: WEST HAM UNITED (A)

13 March 2019

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Jan Siewert’s Huddersfield Town side travels down to London this weekend to face Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday 16 March 2019; 3pm kick-off.

The Head Coach will be hoping his side can return to winning ways following defeats to AFC Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion in the last two games.

West Ham currently sits ninth in the Premier League table, just five points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers in seventh.

However, the hosts come into Saturday’s game on the back of a 2-0 away defeat to Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City.

During the 2018/19 campaign, West Ham United has won four of 15 games on its travels this season, picking up 15 points from those matches,

Pellegrini has been in charge of the Hammers since May 2018 with the Chilean previously winning the Premier League and two League Cups with Manchester City during his only other managerial spell in England.

The reverse fixture saw the points shared after a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium, with Town’s last away victory against West Ham coming in May 1971 on the final day of the 1970/71 season.

WEST HAM LINE-UP AGAINST CARDIFF CITY (4-1-4-1)

GK: Łukasz Fabiański

LB: Aaron Cresswell
CB: Angelo Ogbonna
CB: Issa Diop
RB: Ryan Fredericks

CDM: Declan Rice

LM: Felipe Anderson
CM: Manuel Lanzini
CM: Mark Noble
RM: Robert Snodgrass

ST: Javier Hernández

Key Players - FPL Form

Declan Rice - 5.0

Declan Rice joined the West Ham United Academy at the age of 14 following his release from London neighbours Chelsea. The 20-year-old has made 63 appearances for The Hammers after making his debut in May 2017 and has scored two goals during that time. Rice recently pledged his allegiance to the England national side despite previously making three appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

Angelo Ogbonna - 4.0

Angelo Ogbonna joined West Ham from Juventus in July 2015 after winning four trophies during his two seasons with The Old Lady. The centre-back has made 121 appearances for the East London side and has got his name on the scoresheet on six occasions. Ogbonna has also made 13 caps for the Italian national side after making his debut in November 2011.

Issa Diop - 4.0

Issa Diop joined West Ham last summer for a then-Club record fee of £22m on a five-year contract. The French defender has made 33 appearances for The Hammers this season and has found the net on two occasions. Diop is yet to make his full international debut but the 22-year-old has represented his country at various youth levels and also helped Les Bleus clinch the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship trophy.

TEAM NEWS - West Ham United

There are no new injury concerns for Manuel Pellegrini ahead of Saturday’s game at the London Stadium.

FPL Injury News - West Ham United

Winston Reid - Lack of match fitness
Andriy Yarmolenko - Achilles injury
Carlos Sánchez - Knee injury
Jack Wilshere - Ankle injury
Andy Carroll - Ankle injury

TEAM NEWS - Town

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewert will provide the latest update on his team during Thursday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.

FPL Injury News - Town

Demeaco Duhaney - Hip injury
Terence Kongolo - Hip injury
Abdelhamid Sabiri - Lack of match fitness
Adama Diakhaby - Hamstring injury
Danny Williams - Lack of match fitness
Isaac Mbenza - Calf injury
Jonathan Hogg - Rib injury
Laurent Depoitre - Foot injury

TICKETS

Tickets for the match at the London Stadium have sold out, however, you can still listen to full commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds via #HTTV.

KIT

Town will be wearing the famous blue and white stripes but with black socks for Saturday’s Premier League game at the London Stadium. CLICK HERE to buy a shirt!

#HTTV

If you can’t make it to the game, why not listen to full commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds via #HTTV? Click here to find out more.


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