5:00 AM (AEST) Tuesday, September 12 at London Stadium, London
The last clash of Round 4 will take place between the last placed West Ham and the newly promoted and undefeated Huddersfield.
West Ham United: Hart; Ogbonna, Collins, Reid; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Cresswell; Antonio, Ayew; Hernandez.
Huddersfield: Lossi; Lowe, Schindler, Zanka, Smith; Billing, Mooy, Ince; Van La Parra, Mounie, Kachunga.
Just 3 league games have been played between these two sides with Huddersfield winning two to the Hammers 1. They last met in the 1997/98 season where West Ham won 3-0.
The Hammers struggled for consistency all last season which resulted in them finish mid table at seasons end. Their defence was at times woeful while their attack was very much rocks and diamonds. They need to become a more reliable and consistent unit across the field and a good showing here will be exactly the sort of start they need. They opened their current campaign poorly, dropping games to Manchester United 4-0 in Round 1, Southampton 3-2 in Round 2 and newly promoted Newcastle 3-0 in Round 3.
Huddersfield were the final side to gain promotion into the Premier League at the end of last season, marking their return to the top league in over 40 years. They have then gone about making sure they aren’t here just to make up the numbers, making a stunning start to the season. They opened with a brilliant 3-0 win over Crystal Palace before toppling fellow promoted side Newcastle 1-0 before being held to a scoreless draw with Southampton in Round 3.
Mooy v Kouyate – The Terriers star Australian midfielder Mooy has started the year in blistering form and West Ham will need to find a way to shut him down if they are to win their first game of the year.
The Hammers at home and desperate to get off the bottom of the ladder could strike on a confident Huddersfield side.
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