Stoke City-West Ham United Preview

Stoke City-West Ham United Preview

Stoke City-West Ham United Preview

Arthur Masuaku throws his shirt into the crowd after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match against West Ham United at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on January 13, 2018.

However, this season he's played just nine Premier League games and has missed nearly three months of the campaign with an ankle injury. "If we keep playing the same way we have in the last few games then we certainly have a great chance of winning the game".

The Potters are unbeaten in their last five league visits to face West Ham, though four of these have ended level (W1).

"As I said before, you need a little bit of Lady Luck on your side but performance-wise I'm really happy with the way the team's played".

While he is fairly quick and has a good physical presence, he is no Rose, who has established himself as as one of the Premier League's best full-backs in the last two seasons and it is highly unlikely that he will be able to replace Marcos Alonso on Chelsea's left flank either.

West Ham boss David Moyes will not want to lose the versatile 24-year-old but it appears he is attracting plenty of admiring looks already.

Last time out, the Hammers earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as Javier Hernandez netted a 73rd-minute equaliser to stun the home crowd and give the visitors an important point.

"There are things we need to improve".

"It's a big game against Stoke and a big game for them as well. We know what we have to do though".

Arnautovic is hoping to build on his tally of nine goals for the season.

Kagawa has loved a resurgence since returning to Dortmund, scoring six objectives and creating one other seven in 26 appearances this season.

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