Steven Fletcher drops hint as to tactics Sunderland will use against West Ham

Sunderland meet West Ham United in Premier League action on Saturday.

Steven Fletcher has told the Shields Gazette that Sunderland could change their tactics against West Ham United at the weekend. 

The Black Cats have made a disastrous start to the campaign, and are still looking for their first win in the Premier League.

And it seems that Dick Advocaat has decided that his favoured 4-3-3 formation is not working as effectively as he hoped, meaning he may mix things up against the Hammers. 

"The gaffer is working on different things and I know he’s mentioned it,” Fletcher said. “But we’ll just have to wait and see if he does that on Saturday.”

Advocaat's 4-3-3 formation has left Sunderland's front-man isolated so far this season, with the side struggling to score goals. The North East outfit's defensive record is even worse, though, and they have conceded a staggering 16 goals in their first seven Premier League games.

It leaves Sunderland with just two points, and West Ham are not a team which they will be relishing facing. 

The Hammers have been in superb form over the early part of the season, and their array of attacking talent makes them a very dangerous opponent. 

As a result, Sunderland will have to be much improved if they are to get anything out of Saturday's fixture, with the pressure starting to mount at the Stadium of Light. 

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