West Ham vs Huddersfield
West Ham have disappointed their fans early on in the season especially since there was much optimism about the team early on. Newcomers Huddersfield on the other hand have surprised many with their early form. Huddersfield have beaten Newcastle and Crystal Palace and have managed to draw against Southampton.Westham have received sound thrashings at the hands of Manchester United, Southampton and Newcastle respectively.Slaven Bilic’s West Ham future lies in the balance after the poor start to the season.
Huddersfield have won three, drawn three and lost only one game in the last seven games played against West Ham. West Ham have remained exposed on the back and so far have given their opponents nine clear cut chances in the league. It will be the first league meeting between these two teams since March 1972, which West Ham won. It is only the second premier league season in which West Ham have started with three defeats. The last time it happened they finished bottom of the league. Three of the last four teams to have lost the opening four premier league games finished at the bottom of the league. West Ham are currently last on the table while Huddersfield are third on the table.36.3% of Huddersfield’s passes this season have been in the attacking half of the pitch. West Ham have failed to defend properly and are currently conceding goals easily.
Marco Arnautovic is suspended due to misconduct and Andre Ayew, Edimilson Fernandes and Manuel Lanzini are major doubts for the game. Winston Reid has a groin strain and Andy Caroll is struggling with late fitness. Huddersfield are lacking Martin Canie and Jon Stankovic for the match, and Jonathan Hogg is a major doubt for the game with an ankle injury
Huddersfield::Lossl, Smith, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Billing, Kachunga, Ince, Van Le Para, Mounie
Players to Watch
Chicharito will be key for West ham as they look for his goals in the game. Ince will be central to Huddersfield push forward in the game.