20th October 2018

WEEKEND 

29th March 2018

The International break is over and Arsenal for one will be ruing injuries to key players. So will Liverpool who will be without defender Joe Gomez for at least four weeks after he was injured in England's game against Holland.

Jack Wilshire was also injured on England duty - in training - but is expected to return for the vital game with Stoke at the weekend.

West Ham captain Mark Noble has written an open letter to fans pleading for unity after disturbances at their last home match against Burnley.

Noble confronted a supporter who went on to the pitch during the 3-0 loss at London Stadium on 10 March.

Saturday's Premier League home match against Southampton is the first since that defeat, after which 20 fans were given life bans by the club.

"We need everyone to be together," said Noble.

It will be a nervy time for the West Ham board and the pressure is on as they face fellow strugglers Southampton.

Mark Hughes overcame Wigan in the FA Cup - a task beyond West Ham and there seemed to be a new moss of confidence.

The Hammers have had a friendly run out against Dagenham in which new boy Jordan Hugil scored his first goal since moving from Preston.

A defeat could see West ham drop into the bottom three.

Saints might be a bet at better than 2/1 as it will be a big ask fro West Ham to put the incidents at the last home game behind them.

Burnley face another side in dire trouble away from home and must have a realistic chnance of another away win.

Joe