Noble says Hammers must take points from Bournemouth game

West Ham's Mark Noble celebrates after scoring their first goal with a penalty

West Ham take on Bournemouth on Sunday in the first Premier League game to take place at the London Stadium

West Ham's Mark Noble celebrates after scoring their first goal with a penaltyWest Ham's Mark Noble is targeting points against Bournemouth

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has told the club's official website that the Hammers must pick up points against Bournemouth on Sunday.

West Ham lost their season opener against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, having seemingly snatched a point when James Collins lashed home after the Blues failed to clear a corner, only for Diego Costa to strike to make sure Antonio Conte would get three points from his Premier League bow.

And Noble knows that whilst they may feel hard done by after the Chelsea result, the Hammers need to start to pick up points soon, with a great chance to do so at their new stadium's Premier League debut.

West Ham's Mark Noble applauds the fans at the end of the gameWest Ham lost to Chelsea on Monday

"The games are coming thick and fast, had we got a point at Chelsea it would have been fantastic.

“Now we have a huge week ahead, first away in Romania and the very first Premier League game at the new stadium.

"The game against Bournemouth is going to be great, the atmosphere is going to be fantastic. Again, it’s another hard game but we have to pick up points.”

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Mark NobleChelsea's Eden Hazard in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Mark Noble

Before West Ham grace the turf at the London Stadium in the Premier League, they face a tricky trip to Romania on Thursday as they look to qualify for the Europa League proper alongside Manchester United and Southampton.

Astra Giurgiu are the last club that stand in their way of making it into the group stages of the Europa League, with the Hammers having already overcome Slovenian side Domzale.

West Ham's Mark Noble scores their first goal with a penaltyNoble scored against Domzale in the previous round of Europa League qualifying

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