After coming so close to European glory last season, how far will West Ham’s maiden Europa Conference League voyage take them?
Last season, the Hammers knocked out Sevilla and Lyon en route to the Europa League semi-finals, where they were ousted by Eintracht Frankfurt.
This season, David Moyes’ men began in the play-off round of this competition, hammering Danish club Viborg 6-1.
New striker Gianluca Scamacca breaking the deadlock in both legs.
Without doubt, West Ham are favourites to top Group B, so will they make a winning start?
Although, the first visitors to the London Stadium are actually former Champions of Europe.
Back in 1986, Steaua București won the biggest prize of all, beating Barcelona in the European Cup Final on penalties, also reaching the 1989 final, this time losing to A.C. Milan.
Now known as FCSB for legal reasons, they had to beat Saburtalo Tbilisi, DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda and Viking in qualifiers just to get here.
This has seen them appear in a first UEFA group phase since 2017 although, given that they’re fourth bottom of the table in Romania, Head Coach Nicolae Dică is reportedly on the verge of the sack.
Anderlecht and Silkeborg complete this section, meaning West Ham should cruise into the round of 16.
Will the Irons be too strong here?