Confirmed West Ham v Bournemouth line-ups: Payet out, new boy Calleri on the bench

West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates scoring their second goal

West Ham United take on Bournemouth in the Premier League this afternoon...

West Ham make history this afternoon as they play their first Premier League game at the London Stadium, taking on Bournemouth.

The Hammers moved on from their old Upton Park home this summer, and whilst fans have seen West Ham play a Europa League game and a match against Juventus at their new home, today is the big Premier League opening.

Slaven Bilic will have to do it without two key players, as Dimitri Payet and Andy Carroll are both missing, believed to be because of injuries.

That means that Michail Antonio and Gokhan Tore start out wide, with Andre Ayew and Sofiane Feghouli also injured, whilst Enner Valencia is moved up front in Carroll's absence.

Arthur Masuaku and Sam Byram start in the full back positions, with summer signing Havard Nordtveit protecting the back four in holding midfield.

The likes of Ashley Fletcher, Reece Burke and Reece Oxford are substitutes in a youthful bench for Bilic, as are new signing Jonathan Calleri and defender Angelo Ogbonna.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth will be hoping to spoil the party this afternoon, and will be looking for a repeat of last season's 4-3 away win over the Hammers.

Eddie Howe's side opened the season with a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United, and are looking to get off the mark today.

Howe has stuck with Simon Francis in defence despite his error against United, whilst Ryan Fraser is handed a surprise start out wide in place of Max Gradel.

The Cherries have pace in attack with Callum Wilson, Joshua King and Jordon Ibe all starting, with Lewis Grabban and Benik Afobe on the bench.

The likes of Nathan Ake, Dan Gosling, Brad Smith and Adam Federici join them on the bench for Bournemouth, who will look to shock the Hammers, just as they did last season.

West Ham lineup


  • Adrián
  • Sam Byram
  • James Collins
  • Arthur Masuaku
  • Winston Reid
  • Michail Antonio
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Mark Noble
  • Håvard Nordtveit
  • Gökhan Töre
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Reece Burke, Angelo Ogbonna, Reece Oxford, Pedro Obiang, Jonathan Calleri, Ashley Fletcher.

Bournemouth lineup


  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Harry Arter
  • Ryan Fraser
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Andrew Surman
  • Joshua King
  • Callum Wilson

Substitutes: Adam Federici, Nathan Aké, Brad Smith, Dan Gosling, Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban, Max Gradel.

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