Stoke City-West Ham United Preview


The Potters (6-9-18) now sit in 19th place on 27 points, six points from safety heading into Monday's pivotal clash against West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium. The club has only won six Premier League matches this season and are now riding a nine-match winless slide (0-4-5) since a 2-0 result over Huddersfield Town back in January. We will make a decision if it is game for both of them or one of them'.

"I think they will be pleased with the performance of the team and getting something out of the game".

He's under contract until 2020 so he won't come cheap but West Ham should be able to persuade him to push for a move to the Premier League and a bid of £15million should seal the deal. They are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away matches against the Hammers.

Not to mention that Antonio Conte is likely to depart this summer, and there's no guarantee that our new manager will persevere with a three-at-the-back system and field wing-backs.

Stoke, meanwhile, are four points from safety heading into the weekend and will be aiming to avoid a fifth successive defeat. "We just need to concentrate and put in the effort, and I'm sure we will win the game".

It's a cup final for Stoke, a game they have to win to have a chance of staying up.

Based on current form, he would at best be a second or third choice left-back at both clubs and perhaps, it isn't the right move for him at this stage of his career.

A Marko Arnautovic-inspired Hammers triumphed 3-0 at the Potters in December and another similar result on Monday would not go amiss.

"We want competition, though, and Marko needs to know he has to keep his levels up and his standards high". One of those is scoring more goals.