SOUTHAMPTON v WEST HAM UNITED 16:00; St. Mary’s Stadium (Sunday)
Southampton and West Ham have both started the season brightly taking four points from their first three games but the Saints will be looking to make home advantage count on Sunday. The Saints are unbeaten in their last four matches with West Ham and will be taking on a Hammers side who have triumphed in only one of their last 15 Premier League away matches.
Mauricio Pochettino has spent heavily in the summer on the likes of Osvaldo and Wanyama and he will be looking for these two to live up to their price tags and provide the goals needed to move Southampton up the table. The Saints have only managed four goals in their last eight league games.
West Ham failed to register a shot on target in their last Premier League match against Stoke and Sam Allardyce will demand his players improve on this performance. The Hammers boss is unbeaten in nine Premier League games against the Saints but his side are without doubt missing, Andy Carroll. The England forward ‘popped’ his Achilles on his return to training and could be ruled out for the rest of the season.
What to watch out for: Mark Noble has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Southampton.
Southampton – Boruc; Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw; Ward-Prowse, Schneiderlin, Wanyama; Lallana, Osvaldo, Lambert
West Ham – Jaaskelainen; Demel, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, Diame, Noble, Nolan, Downing, Maiga, Jarvis
Recent Form: Southampton: WDL; West Ham: WDL