Confirmed: Southampton v West Ham lineups

St Marys Southampton

Here are the teams as Southampton host West Ham in the Premier League.

Southampton are under pressure to get a win against West Ham because if they draw or lose and Manchester United win, the Saints will be pushed down to fourth place in the table. The Saints showed their gritty side in the win against Queens Park Rangers in their last game and manager Ronald Koeman will be hoping for a more expansive performance and a more comfortable few hours at the office. It will be interesting to see how he sets his team up and how hard the Saints go to get a win over the early part of the match.

West Ham played superbly against Manchester United last weekend and Sam Allardyce will want to see more of the same. The Hammers will have to be a little more cautious in this game because of the fact they are away from home, but they have proven throughout the season that they are capable of matching the pace setters in the division. The attack needs to step up, with only Manchester United having scored fewer away goals above them in the table.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Fraser Forster
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Florin Gardos
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Steven Davis
  • Eljero Elia
  • Sadio Mané
  • Harrison Reed
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Jason McCarthy, Filip Djuricic, Jake Flannigan, Dusan Tadic, James Ward-Prowse.

West Ham lineup

Starting:

  • Adrián
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • James Tomkins
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Stewart Downing
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Alexandre Song
  • Carlton Cole
  • Diafra Sakho
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Jussi Jääskeläinen, Reece Burke, Joey O'Brien, Reece Oxford, Matthew Jarvis, Andy Carroll, Elliot Lee.

Southampton injury news

Matt Targett out - Head

Shane Long out - Chest/Abdominal

Toby Alderweireld out - Thigh

Sam Gallagher out - Knee

Morgan Schneiderlin questionable - Groin

West Ham injury news

Andy Carroll questionable - Ankle

James Tomkins probable - Nose

Kevin Nolan questionable - Bruised instep

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