DeAndre Yedlin must start for Sunderland against West Ham

Sunderland must start with Yedlin against West Ham.

Sunderland take on West Ham this weekend, still hoping to pick up their first win of the Premier League season after picking up just two points from seven games.

Dick Advocaat faces a tough task to try and pick up that first win, with the Hammers showing the best away form in the division so far this season.

Three away games have brought three wins, against the Premier League might of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

They play on the counter attack, and in Victor Moses, possess a left-winger with pace to threaten even the most defensive of sides.

Sunderland have so far not been at all defensive, but there is one change Advocaat could make to ensure his team have the best chance to prevent West Ham from utilising all their attacking strengths.

Due to the pace on their left flank, DeAndre Yedlin has to start for the Black Cats, with him still looking for his first Premier League appearance since joining on loan from Tottenham.

The Spurs youngster impressed in the League Cup defeat to Manchester City, and his pace at right-back makes him the only player Advocaat could call upon to truly compete with Moses in the West Ham attack.

He can push high up the pitch to ensure Moses is unable to break, whilst possessing the ability to track back with his pace and catch up with any player should Sunderland be caught out, leaving West Ham to counter attack with their all might.

Tottenham want him playing Premier League football, and he was signed on loan by Sunderland as a player to utilise in their first-team, and this weekend would be the perfect time for Advocaat to throw him into league football.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch