Sunderland v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 2nd October 2015 1:45

West Ham: Have won first three Premier League away games

West Ham: Have won first three Premier League away games

West Ham go to winless Sunderland on Saturday chasing a fourth consecutive top-flight away win for the first time since 1985-86.

Team news

Jack Rodwell is expected to be available again for Sunderland after missing last weekend’s defeat to Manchester United with an ankle injury.

Jermain Defoe was left on the bench at Old Trafford but could return as the Premier League’s bottom club chase their first win of the season at the eighth attempt.

West Ham, meanwhile, remain without the injured Angelo Ogbonna and Alex Song, while Winston Reid is also doubtful with a hip problem.

Opta stats

  • Sunderland have won just one of their last six Premier League games against West Ham (D3 L2).
  • West Ham haven’t scored more than twice in any of their last 16 league games at Sunderland, last scoring three goals against them in 1990 (4-3 loss).
  • Dick Advocaat’s first game in charge of Sunderland was the meeting between the two sides in March, when West Ham won 1-0. The Dutchman has taken just 14 points from 16 games.
  • The Black Cats are now on a 10-game winless streak in the Premier League (D4 L6), the longest current run in the competition.
  • West Ham have never won four consecutive away games in the same Premier League season. The last time they did it in the top flight (within a single season) was in 1985-86.
  • After keeping three consecutive clean sheets in May, the Black Cats have conceded in each of their last eight Premier League matches.
  • West Ham players have made four errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season, more than any other club (Cresswell x2, Noble and Jenkinson).
    Dimitri Payet has had a hand in 13 goals (four goals, nine assists) in his last 15 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined).
  • With seven Premier League red cards to his name, Lee Cattermole is just one sending-off away from equalling the all-time record (eight – Duncan Ferguson, Patrick Vieira and Richard Dunne).
  • Alongside Jack Colback, Cattermole has the most bookings in the Premier League since the start of last season (16).

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