Aug 30, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT
West Ham welcome Southampton to the Boleyn Ground on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) with the home side coming off the back of their first win of the season.
The Hammers beat Crystal Palace 3-1 away from home last week and are unbeaten in their last five league matches against Saints.
As for Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side, he is still waiting for his first PL win in charge of the South Coast club after a big rebuild over the summer.
In team news West Ham are without six regulars including Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis. Carlton Cole has scored four goals in five games vs. Saints and he starts up top. Southampton make on change from last weekend, as they bring in Shane Long to replace Victor Wanyama in an attacking switch.
West Ham United: Adrian, O’Brien, Cresswell, Reid, Tomkins, Kouyate, Noble, Vaz Te, Downing, Zarate, Cole. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Poyet, Diame, Morrison, Valencia, Sakho
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Long, Pelle. Subs: K. Davis, Gardos, Ramírez, Wanyama, Cork, Mayuka, Hooiveld.
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