West Ham vs Leeds LIVE! Premier League game stream, team latest news, lineups, tv, prediction today
West Ham are playing their final home game of the Premier League season today against relegated Leeds. While David Moyes is keen to end his season at the London stadium with a win, little can match Thursday night’s euphoria.
Horrible scenes may have marred the end of their Europa Conference League win over AZ Alkmaar, but the fact remains that the Hammers are in a European final. They are on the fringes of history and Moyes could well inscribe himself in the club’s folklore when they defeat Fiorentina in Prague next month. It is therefore expected that a rotating starting line-up will be named for this game.
Leeds, with former Irons coach Sam Allardyce in the dugout, are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table. Follow West Ham vs Leeds LIVE standard sport‘s Match Blog, with Malik Ouzia providing expert analysis on the spot!
Pablo Fornals starts for West Ham
The midweek matchwinner gets a starting spot on the left wing for West Ham as David Moyes avoids several changes at his side.
The defense is shaken up by Vladimir Coufal, Angelo Ogbonna and Emerson Palmieri alongside Kurt Zouma.
Michail Antonio and Said Benraham are also eliminated, giving Fornals and Danny Ings a chance to impress.
Your Leeds team today
Leeds XI: Robles; Ayling, Kristensen, Struijk, Wober; McKennie, Cook, Forshaw; Rodrigo, Bamford, Harrison.
subs: Meslier, Cooper, Roca, Mullen, Greenwood, Summerville, Aaronson, Rutter, Gnonto.
This is how West Ham line up
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Ogbonna, Zouma, Emerson; rice, soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals; engineer
subs: Areola, Mubama, Cornet, Antonio, Benrahma, Creswell, Johnson, Kehrer, Lanzini.
Leeds is in the house
Here are behind-the-scenes footage of visitors arriving at the London Stadium.
Next up is team news!
Our man in east London
West Ham reporter Malik Ouzia is on site for tonight’s game. He will conduct expert analysis for 90 minutes and the player ratings and reactions will follow. Marc Mayo joins the play-by-play calls here on the blog.
David Moyes tells West Ham to release handbrake
With relegation problems behind them and a place in the Europa Conference League final secured, David Moyes wants West Ham to play with freedom today.
“It’s a great opportunity when you’ve reached the final and hopefully the atmosphere in the stadium on Sunday will give us a real chance to play without the pressure we’ve been under for a long time,” he said.
“And maybe give the players a chance to show what level they can reach.
“We haven’t been in this position all season and let’s show the fans what we can do in the last home game of the season.”
Sam Allardyce’s team news update
Midweek, the Leeds manager confirmed Marc Roca’s absence for the game.
“There is only [Stuart] Dallas, [Tyler] adams, [Luis] Sinisterra,” he said.
“[Liam] Cooper is back in training and Roca has a tendon injury.
“We talked about who we play against or maybe change the system. We have to choose a system that suits the available team.”
West Ham vs Leeds: match odds
West Ham: 17/10
odds over betway and subject to change.
Flashback: Leeds defeated Hammers in 1997 with the help of a boy named Haaland
Since the Whites returned to the Premier League, they have scored 17 goals in their five meetings with West Ham – with the Hammers winning three and losing just one.
West Ham wins: 31st
Leeds wins: 49
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