West Ham v Stoke City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 11th December 2015 12:24

Marko Arnautovic: Has scored in both of his games against West Ham

Marko Arnautovic: Has scored in both of his games against West Ham

Marko Arnautovic will hope to build on his two goals against Manchester City by again scoring against West Ham when Stoke City travel to Upton Park.

Team news

Winston Reid and Victor Moses have been added to West Ham’s lengthy injury list with hamstring injuries which will keep them out until the new year.

The Irons are already without Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini, but Enner Valencia could return.

Stoke, meanwhile, have Marc Muniesa available again, but a bigger decision for Mark Hughes will be whether to stick with the striker-less team which beat Manchester City 2-0 last weekend. Peter Crouch, Peter Odemwingie and Shay Given remain sidelined.

Opta stats

  • West Ham have won just two of their last eight Premier League home games (W2 D3 L3), but are unbeaten in the last five.
  • Stoke City have lost only two of their eight Premier League away games this season, but one of those came last time out at Sunderland.
  • Marko Arnautovic has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against West Ham.
  • Arnautovic has already scored as many goals in 14 Premier League games this season (5) as he had in 59 PL appearances in 2013-14 and 2014-15 combined.
  • Stoke City have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League games.
  • The Potters have not conceded a Premier League goal while Ryan Shawcross has been on the pitch this season (407 minutes).
  • The meeting pits the team with the highest proportion of attempts from set-pieces this season (West Ham – 35.8%) against the team with the highest proportion of attempts from open play (Stoke – 83.7%).
  • The Potters have the lowest chance conversion in the top flight this season, scoring with just 10.6% of their attempts.
  • Stoke City’s Premier League games have seen just 27 goals scored this season – fewer than any other club.
  • The injured Dimitri Payet has created 47 goalscoring chances for West Ham in the Premier League this season – no other Hammers’ player has created more than 19.

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