West Brom v West Ham preview: Marko Arnautovic returns
Last Updated: 16/09/17 1:57pm
Slaven Bilic will be looking to build on West Ham's 2-0 victory over Huddersfield when they visit West Bromwich Albion.
Monday's clash at the London Stadium was billed as an important game in terms of his future, but his players answered his call with a positive performance and result.
However, Bilic has overseen three away defeats this season at Manchester United, Newcastle and Southampton.
Tony Pulis' men rarely give much away at The Hawthorns, although they have only won one of their last six home games in the Premier League.
Nacer Chadli and Oliver Burke are doubts for West Brom.
Winger Burke has had a scan on a hamstring injury and will be assessed while boss Pulis remained tight-lipped on Chadli's problem.
Hal Robson-Kanu is available again after a ban and Gareth McAuley has recovered from a thigh injury while Gareth Barry will equal Ryan Giggs' Premier League appearance record of 632 games if he features.
West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic is back from suspension.
Arnautovic is in contention again after serving his three-match ban but Mark Noble is out with a knock to his knee.
The match will also come too soon for Edimilson Fernandes and Manuel Lanzini who are recovering from ankle and knee injuries respectively.
West Brom have won just two of their last 13 matches versus West Ham in the Premier League (D8 L3), with both victories arriving at the Hawthorns (1-0 in April 2014 and 4-2 in September 2016).
West Ham have won just once in their last 10 Premier League away games (W1 D3 L6) and have kept only one clean sheet in their last 18 top-flight matches on the road.
The Hammers won their first league game of the season with their 2-0 victory over Huddersfield last Monday night - they will have the chance to win successive Premier League games for the first time since January in this fixture.
West Brom have attempted eight shots inside the six-yard box this season; more than any other side in the Premier League.
Pulis has lost just one of his last six Premier League managerial clashes versus West Ham, winning three and drawing two.
The average age of West Brom's starting XI this season has been 29 years and six days old - the oldest in the Premier League so far in 2017-18.
Paul Merson's prediction
West Brom were poor against Brighton, it was like they thought they would just turn up and not lose, but they were bad until they went 3-0 down, then they had a go.
West Ham got a good result on Monday, but a lot for them depends on Andy Carroll. I think West Brom have the players who could cope with him.
PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
West Brom are Sky Bet's 5/4 favourites for the victory with West Ham 11/5, the same price as the draw. Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez are tied at the head of a wide-open first goalscorer market at 9/2, with Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll following closely behind at 5/1 apiece.
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