Norwich City v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 12th February 2016 4:25

Sam Byram: Set for a return against Norwich

Sam Byram: Set for a return against Norwich

Stats suggest you can expect a last-minute goal when Norwich entertain an injury-hit West Ham in their Premier League clash at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon.

Team news

Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey serves out his two-match suspension against the Hammers.

Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans missed the defeat at Aston Villa through illness but could return to the squad, while on-loan Chelsea forward striker Patrick Bamford is pressing for his first start.

Full-back Andre Wisdom, on loan from Liverpool, continues to recover from a knee problem.

West Ham’s injuries are piling up ahead of the trip.

Winston Reid, Joey O’Brien (both hamstring) and Cheikhou Kouyate (concussion) were all injured during the FA Cup win against Liverpool in midweek and join James Tomkins (calf), Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho (both thigh) on the sidelines.

But midfielder Alex Song is available having shaken off the knock which kept him out of the fourth-round replay and Sam Byram returns after being cup-tied.

Opta stats

  • West Ham have won none of their last 16 league visits to Carrow Road (D7 L9).
  • There has been a 90th minute goal in all of the last four Premier League games between Norwich and West Ham.
  • Robbie Brady has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against West Ham.
  • Norwich City have conceded the first goal of the game on 18 occasions in the Premier League this season; a league-high.
  • Norwich City have only made 395 touches in the opposition box this season (16 per game) – a Premier League-low.
  • West Ham players have made a league-high 10 errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season.
  • Wes Hoolahan has been substituted off in 16 of his 18 Premier League starts this season; more often than any other player.
  • Dimitri Payet has created 66 goalscoring chances for West Ham United in the Premier League this season, more than double the tally of any other Hammers’ player.
  • Of goalkeepers to have played more than five games in the Premier League this season, two of the three to have the worst saves to shots ratio play for Norwich – Declan Rudd (59.7%) and John Ruddy (60.3%).

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