West Ham United face off against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Hammers will head into the game looking to record their first points of the season after falling to a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City last weekend.
West Ham will however be up against a side that will be high in confidence after Graham Potter’s side secured a comfortable 3-0 victory against Watford last weekend.
The Hammers have some major blows to deal with ahead of the game. Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson are both doubts for the game, as reported by BBC Sport.
The report added that West Ham captain Mark Noble will play no part in the game due to a hamstring injury.
On the plus side, the report does add that Hammers playmaker Jack Wilshere will be available for selection again after he overcame a dead leg.
Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side do have the potential to get a positive result from the game against the Seagulls whom many expect to be part of the relegation dogfight this season.
However, their record against Potter’s troops at the Amex is not good. Brighton have dominated the encounters played between the two sides at their home ground having won all four of the Premier League games that they have played against each other.
West Ham have also not beaten Brighton since 2012 when they thrashed them 6-0 in a Championship game.
The Hammers have a habit of starting seasons slowly but they will be aiming to make amends for their thrashing at the hands of City quickly.