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Southampton v West Ham: match preview

The Guardian
The Guardian
 2021-09-10
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Southampton v West Ham: probable starters in bold, contenders in light

A trio of shiny new West Ham signings could make their debuts at St Mary’s with Kurt Zouma, Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral all cruising through the international break unscathed. Ralph Hasenhüttl has no such luxuries and will field a similar XI to the side which drew 2-2 at Newcastle – although one of his summer additions, the right-back Tino Livramento, has made a positive early impression. Keeping out Michail Antonio, who has started the season magnificently with four goals in three games, is key to a Southampton success. Alex Reid

Saturday 3pm

Venue St Mary’s Stadium

Last season Southampton 0 West Ham 0

Referee David Coote

This season G2 Y10 R0 5 cards/game

Odds H 2-1 A 19-12 D 28-11

SOUTHAMPTON

Subs from Lewis, Forster, Diallo, Obafemi, Redmond, Stephens, Simeu, Broja, Valery, McQueen, Lyanco, Perraud, Small

Doubtful None

Injured Smallbone (knee, unknown), S Armstrong (ankle, unknown), Long (Covid-19, unknown), Walcott (knock, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form LDD

Leading scorers A Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse 1

WEST HAM

Subs from Areola, Randolph, Martin, Fredericks, Diop, Dawson, Noble, Johnson, Baptiste, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Masuaku, Vlasic, Kral

Doubtful None

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form WWD

Leading scorer Antonio 4

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