Category: West Ham

West Ham: Hammers hitman banned for Seagulls clash

Fellow forward Diafra Sakho is also out with a back problem but Javier Hernandez hopes to shake off a hamstring niggle. It means 20-year-old Toni Martinez could be included in the match-day squad if Hernandez misses out, while Andre Ayew or Michail Antonio could be utilised as strikers. Defender James Collins remains sidelined

West Ham: Arnautovic out to prove himself

The Austrian signed from Stoke for around £27m in July and his performances to date have been mixed to say the least. He has failed to score in his six outings while he also missed three games for elbowing Southampton’s Jack Stephens in an off-the-ball incident. Arnautovic’s price-tag and ego on the field

West Ham: Bilic facing headache in attack

Sakho has managed seven Premier League appearances and one goal so far this season but he has only started in the Carabao Cup, where he has two goals in as many games. The Hammers will definitely be without Andy Carroll as he is suspended after being sent off for two bookable offences in the

West Ham: Noble pleased with squad strength

The Hammers are back in action against Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday evening and Noble will hope to be involved after he stayed on the bench for last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley. Noble says he’s keen to play as much as possible for Slaven Bilic’s side, but recognises he might not be