West Ham vs Southampton, live! How to watch, stream link, team news
West Ham vs Southampton is an intriguing clash on Boxing Day at the London Stadium (watch live, 10am ET on Peacock Premium) as David Moyes and Ralph Hasenhuttl do battle on the sidelines.
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The Hammers are still fifth in the Premier League table despite a wobble which has seen them win just one of their last six games in the PL. David Moyes’ side have been hit hard by some key defensive injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma, but they’re still battling for a top four finish and are in the last 16 of the Europa League. It has been a fine first half of the season for the east London club.
As for Southampton, well, they are slipping back into some old habits after shoring up their previously porous defense. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s young side were becoming tough to beat but they’ve conceded 12 goals in their last five games and are without a win in six. Scoring goals remains an issue for Saints as they’ve netted just 16 times this season, but Chelsea loanee Armando Broja, 20, is now their go-to man up top. Hasenhuttl’s boys haven’t fared well against West Ham in recent seasons but did draw 0-0 at home with the Hammers earlier this campaign and were unlucky not to win it.
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West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options
Ogbonna is out of the season, while Zouma is expected to miss most of January with a thigh injury. That means Dawson and Diop start at center back once again. Full backs Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks are on the bench, while Aaron Cresswell is still out and Michail Antonio is fit enough for the bench as he returns after a COVID-19 positive test.
Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is out with a hamstring issue, as Fraser Forster comes back in to start. Adam Armstrong, Stuart Armstrong and Che Adams are all back and on the bench. Lyanco, Jack Stephens and Nathan Tella are out due to COVID-19.