Probable Lineups

4-4-1-1
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 33 Goals 26 (43)
(22) 18 Assists 17 (32)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.1 Average Age 30.4
180.5 Average Height (cm) 185.3
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 0.9 (1)
(45%) 41% Aerial Duel Success 52% (55%)
(0.6) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.3)
(1.4) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lee Cattermole Out 6.7
Wes Brown Out N/A
John O'Shea Out 6.91
Carlos Cuéllar Doubtful 7.17
Danny Rose Doubtful 7.01
Player Reason Status Rating
Andy Carroll Out 7.59
Mohamed Diamé Out 7.05
George McCartney Out 6.63
Joey O'Brien Doubtful 6.88

Team News

  • Danny Rose and Carlos Cuellar were both withdrawn due to injury against Bolton and the latter has made costly mistakes in recent weeks so could be replaced by Kilgallon.
  • Connor Wickham scored from the bench last weekend, doing his chances of a rare start no harm, but Stephane Sessegnon is likely to return to the starting XI.
  • Elsewhere, if Rose cannot recover in time Jack Colback may be asked to play at left-back, with Craig Gardner moving forward into the midfield.
  • Joey O'Brien is rated as doubtful ahead of the trip to Sunderland, with youngster Daniel Potts ready to deputise if needed.
  • Despite a lack of match fitness Joe Cole should keep his place in the side after setting up both of West Ham's goals in the 3-2 defeat to United last weekend.
  • Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan should return to the starting XI, with the latter perhaps moving Cole out to a wider position on the left.

Prediction

  • West Ham have only beaten Sunderland once at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League but look like the stronger team going into the tie this time around.
  • The both teams will look to get plenty of balls into the box, relying on playmakers such as Sessegnon or Cole for rare moments of magic.
  • Sunderland's home form is not great but up against a West Ham side without a win on the road since early November they should be able to get a result of sorts.
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Comments (1)

 
  • i think this match will be a 2-2 draw.

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