West Ham welcome Brighton in an intriguing match on Sunday which could provide insight into where each team goes heading into the new year.
The Hammers have flirted with a top-half finish and a push for a European place after a superb start to the season under David Moyes, while Brighton could be set for another season battling relegation despite appearing to have the potential to achieve much more under Graham Potter.
The schedule has provided a slightly more testing run of fixtures over the festive period for Moyes’ side, with three games inside five days, with Southampton on 29 December and Everton on 1 January to follow, while Potter’s outfit have an extra day to recover for their third match with home games against Arsenal on 29 December and then Wolves on 2 January.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League clash at the London Stadium.
When is it?
West Ham vs Brighton takes place on Sunday, 27 December.
What time does it start?
The match will kick off at 2:15pm GMT.
How can I watch it and is there a live stream?
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky One / Sky Sports Ultra HD with coverage beginning at 2pm following coverage of Leeds vs Burnley.
You can live stream the match as a Sky customer on desktop through the website and through the Sky Go app.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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What is the team news?
West Ham must assess Michail Antonio, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
Manuel Lanzini could return after missing the defeat to Chelsea with his own hamstring injury.
While the Seagulls will be without Tariq Lamptey, who is still unable to shake off a hamstring injury.
West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Haller
Brighton: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Webster, Veltman, Lallana, Bissouma, March, Trossard, Maupay, Welbeck
West Ham: 13/10
It will be interesting to see how West Ham’s confidence is hit by a defeat to Chelsea on Monday, with the 3-0 scoreline harsh on the Hammers, while the Seagulls are gradually grinding out results but lacking that standout performance and victory. We’ll edge towards David Moyes’ side grinding out the three points with that added quality in the final third. West Ham 1-0 Brighton.
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