Preview - West Ham vs Brighton 21 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 20, 2017, 02:31 PM

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West Ham vs Brighton

Both teams are on eight points but Brighton are ahead thanks to a superior goal difference. A win for either side will push them into the top half of the table.

Brighton are goal-shy in their travels, scoring just one goal in four matches. Their only point away from home came in a goalless draw at Watford.

West Ham, meanwhile, are proving to be a resilient unit at home, keeping a clean sheet in five of their last seven league matches at London Stadium.

The Hammers, though, were dealt a potentially serious injury blow this week, as striker Javier Hernandez pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury in training.

It is understood that the club are cautiously optimistic that he will be fit to play against Brighton.

Hernandez, a summer capture from Bayer Leverkusen, has scored three goals thus far this season.

An eye-raising stat to tell you about. Pascal Gross has been involved in 83% of Brighton's six goals this season, and have created the same number of chances as Man City's Kevin De Bruyne (211) since August 2015.

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Match Stats:

  • West Ham 0-3 Brighton
  • Shots: 16-7
  • Possession: 65%-35%
  • Corner kicks: 10-3


Goals from Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo earned Brighton & Hove Albion their first away win in the Premier League, beating West Ham United 3-0 at London Stadium.

The Seagulls went ahead on 10 minutes when Murray headed in Pascal Gross's free-kick.

And in Chris Hughton's 100th PL match as a manager they doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time.

Less than a minute after Joe Hart saved a one-on-one with Murray, the goalkeeper could not keep out a first goal from Seagulls' record signing Izquierdo from 22 yards.

The Hammers have never won when trailing by two goals at half-time, and Brighton ensured that record extended to 76 PL matches when Murray scored his second from the penalty spot after being fouled by Pablo Zabaleta.

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