Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-5-1
  • Reid
  • 7.02555555555556
  • Huth
  • 6.97685714285714
  • Adam
  • 6.61148148148148
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 29 Goals 21 (33)
(32) 19 Assists 13 (20)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29.8 Average Age 29.2
185.5 Average Height (cm) 188
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(55%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 61% (59%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.3)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Alou Diarra Out 6.36666666666667
Ricardo Vaz Te Out 6.83875
Jack Collison Out 6.28411764705882
Yossi Benayoun Doubtful 6.56833333333333
Matthew Jarvis Doubtful 6.60125
Matthew Taylor Doubtful 6.46
George McCartney Doubtful 6.6275
Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.9121052631579
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Mamady Sidibe Out N/A
Dean Whitehead Out 6.41
Jonathan Walters Doubtful 6.72552631578947
Michael Owen Doubtful 6.1375
Charlie Adam Doubtful 6.61148148148148

Team News

  • A trio of players all picked up knocks in the game against Newcastle with their fitness as yet unknown ahead of Monday night's game, with McCartney, Jarvis and Benayoun all forced off through injury.
  • Alladyce may therefore have a shortage of options out wide, with striker Maiga coming on in the first half last weekend in place of Jarvis.
  • Guy Demel could replace McCartney, with O'Brien switching to left-back, but the manager will be keen to keep changes to a minimum if possible.
  • The likes of Charlie Adam and Jonathan Walters both withdrew from international duty as precautions but will be fit this weekend, though Geoff Cameron has made a round trip to Russia, which Pulis will hope doesn't effect the American.
  • Dean Whitehead is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season from the bench against QPR, so N'Zonzi and Whelan are sure to keep their places in midfield.
  • The team should remain unchanged from the win last weekend, with Etherington getting the nod over Kightly on the left.

Prediction

  • Many will see this as a tale of two big men up front, and with Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch at either end it should be a real physical battle in the air.
  • The hosts' injury concerns may restrict them a little, but Stoke will continue to sit deep and bide their time in creating chances. The Hammers won their last home game against Stoke 3-0, but Pulis' side will have to have a real off day if they were to lose by a similar margin again.
  • Instead this should be a very close game with perhaps very few goals, though West Ham have shown a little more quality thus far this season and may be slight favourites.
Prediction:
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