West Ham United will be looking to maintain their position in the top four of the Premier League this season with victory over Sunderland this afternoon.
The Hammers will head into the match placed fourth in the league standings with 27 points from 15 matches, a point clear of Southampton, who are fifth.
Sam Allardyce’s side are having a great season, but they will be given a run for their money by Gus Poyet’s Sunderland.
The Black Cats are currently 14th in the Premier League table with 15 points from as many games, but playing at home will give them an edge this afternoon.
It promises to be an exciting match at the Stadium of Light, and here is how Sunderland and West Ham United will line up.
#SAFC: Pantilimon, Vergini, Reveillere, O’Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Altidore.— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 13, 2014
Subs: Bridcutt, Rodwell, Fletcher, Alvarez, Coates, Buckley, Mannone.— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 13, 2014
West Ham United XI:
West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) December 13, 2014