West Ham vs. Southampton LIVE! premier league
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Winless since defeating Chelsea three weeks ago, West Ham are looking to revive their bid for a top-four when they play for Southampton at the London Stadium.
The Hammers suffered a defeat at Tottenham in the Carabao Cup midweek and will be keen to bounce back against a Southampton side on a six-game winless streak.
But West Ham is facing a defensive crisis and David Moyes was unable to pick any of his first-choice full-backs against Spurs.
Southampton does not have a good recent record at London Stadium. The Saints lost there 3-0 last season, 3-1 the previous season and 3-0 the two previous seasons.
West Ham are hoping to continue this good momentum as they try to qualify for the Champions League.
With kick off at 3pm BST, follow all the action with Jack Rosser at London Stadium and Jonathan Gorrie.
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Both teams have been far from their best in recent weeks, and Moyes will be particularly worried if Antonio is absent.
The Hammers have won just one of their last six league games, a streak that took them out of fourth place in the standings. Their attacking problems could be visible again, even against a Southampton side that concede many goals.
The first team news
Moyes is hoping Michail Antonio will be given the green light to return after testing positive for Covid last week.
Antonio missed the midweek Carabao Cup quarter-final loss to Tottenham.
His availability depends on when he provides a negative test, but Moyes has said he hopes to reunite with Antonio during the holiday season.
“The answer is I don’t know, he has no symptoms and is double vaccinated, I hope there’s a good chance we find him,” Moyes said ahead of the game.
The Hammers boss admitted he was unsure of when Aaron Cresswell would return, having suffered an injury colliding with the post against Man City almost a month ago.
Vladimir Coufal is available after serving a suspension match.
Where to watch
Today’s game will not be shown live on UK television.
Highlights will be broadcast on BBC1’s match of the day from 22:40 GMT tonight.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of today’s Premier League match between West Ham and Southampton.
We’ll have all the build-up and squad news ahead of kick-off, which takes place at 3pm GMT at the London Stadium.
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