West Ham United host West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, with the Hammers looking to continue their improved recent form. David Moyes’ outfit are in ninth place after a four-game unbeaten run, with a win at home to Burnley last time out.
A much-improved defensive outlook has been key to that upturn in fortunes, with three clean sheets kept on the spin by the Hammers, who can go sixth if they pick up a win by four goals on the night - though even moving above Chelsea and Southampton into seventh would be an impressive proof of their improvement.
West Brom are still deep in the relegation zone, 19th in the table and five points from safety, but the greater attacking intent they showed after conceding a couple of goals will give fans enormous optimism that an unlikely escape from the drop is possible.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
The game takes place on Tuesday, 19 January and kicks off at 6pm.
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. The game can also be streamed via the BT Sport app and desktop website.
Arthur Masuaku and Fabian Balbuena should be the only injury absentees for West Ham, who hope to have Michail Antonio available.
West Brom are without Karlan Grant and Grady Diangana, both injured, while it remains to be seen whether the duo of Matt Phillips and Sam Johnstone recover from positive coronavirus tests.
WHU: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
WBA: Button; O’Shea, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs; Sawyers, Livermore; Snodgrass, Pereira, Grosicki; Robinson
The Hammers have been extremely solid of late and should be optimistic about picking up another three points. West Ham 2-0 West Brom.