Bristol City boss Lee Johnson continues to impress and his current club are a shining example of why he is one of the best young managers outside the top flight.
The Hammers were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Southampton on Sunday.
Norwich currently lead the Championship table with 20 points while Newcastle sit fifth on 16 points and Villa 17th on nine points.
Alexander-Arnold impressed for the Reds' under-23 side again.
Newcastle United entertain new league leaders Norwich City on Wednesday night.
West Ham United need to change things in midfield to start climbing up the table.
Robins first-team coach John Pemberton believes Ayling, who left the club for Elland Road this summer, should be warmly welcomed back to Ashton Gate.
The Frenchman is into the final year of his contract at Arsenal.
Manchester City have such a treasure trove of talent that choosing just one isn't easy. Yet Leigh Griffiths is fairly certain with his choice.
Swansea City host high-flyers Liverpool this weekend but how have the two teams got on in recent meetings?
Aston Villa's Idrissa Gueye appears close to joining Everton.
Zinedine Zidane has hinted Real Madrid could swoop for Paul Pogba despite Manchester United’s willingness to pay a world record fee for the midfielder, with the head coach saying his club are always in the market for the finest footballers.
Teams competing in the FA Cup will be able to field a fourth substitute from the sixth round onwards in the competition this season, the Football Association have announced.