Sheffield United vs West Ham
The weekend’s Premier League action kicks off on Friday evening, with West Ham traveling to Sheffield United.
You can check out 101’s betting tips for the clash here.
The Hammers had a torrid start to the campaign under Manuel Pellegrini, who was eventually sacked after West Ham’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester.
David Moyes has since taken the reins at West Ham for a second time, as the Scotsman looks to move the London outfit away from the relegation zone.
Moyes has had a fairly successful start to life back at West Ham. The Hammers put Bournemouth to the sword by four goals to nil in Moyes’ first PL game back in charge and, most recently, they beat Gillingham in the FA Cup 3rd round.
However, Sheffield United will likely prove to be Moyes’ toughest test so far.
The Blades are currently 8th in the English top-flight, and just two points adrift of 5th place.
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West Ham team news
Moyes would hold his pre-Sheffield United press conference on Thursday.
During the presser, Moyes gave a team news update on his squad.
Moyes reported that Ryan Fredericks has got a hamstring problem, which could keep him out for up to six weeks.
The West Ham boss then spoke about Michail Antonio and Jack Wilshere, with it sounding as though both players will miss the Sheffield United clash.
Moyes finished by speaking about Andriy Yarmolenko:
“It looks like Ryan [Fredericks] has got a hamstring injury which will keep him out between four to six weeks. He seems to think he feels quite good and won’t be as long as that, so I hope he’s right.
“[Michail] Antonio is still feeling his hamstring. He’s not quite ready yet. Jack Wilshere has been in the gym and is working towards coming back, I couldn’t give you an exact date at the moment.
“Andriy [Yarmolenko] has gone for another injection in his thigh, so we hope he’s not going to be too long.” As quoted by West Ham’s official website.