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West Ham v Stoke City: Match preview

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Stoke City travel to Upton Park hoping to pick up their first win on the road since April, whilst West Ham look to continue their unbeaten run that stretches back seven games.

West Ham are yet to taste defeat this season with two wins and a draw coming from their opening three fixtures whilst Stoke bounced back from their opening day loss to Liverpool to take all three points from Crystal Palace last weekend and also saw off Walsall in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Home form has always been a strong point for Sam Allardyce's men, almost as much as it was for Tony Pulis at Stoke, and West Ham will be hoping to show that by achieving what they couldn't last season and take all three points from Stoke.

Last season's fixture ended 1-1 after Joey O'Brien's goal for West Ham cancelled out Jonathan Walters' earlier strike. 

Team News

Kenwyne Jones' hat-trick against Walsall has given Mark Hughes a selection headache, but being the only striker to find the net so far this season should be enough to see him feature.

Oussama Assaidi could make his full Stoke debut at West Ham after featuring in the 3-1 win over Walsall.

The Hammers go into tomorrow's game with Andy Carroll and Alou Diarra on the treatment table, whilst the Potters have no new injury concerns with Brek Shea and Wilson Palacios available after injury. 

Stats

West Ham have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four Premier League games at home.

Stoke have only won one of their last 12 away games in the Premier League.

There have been just nine goals in the last five league games between the two sides.

West Ham have won two and drawn two of their last four league games against Stoke.

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