West Ham v Leeds LIVE! Premier League Match Stream, Latest Team News, Lineups, TV, Today Prediction
West Ham play their last home game of the Premier League season against relegation-threatened Leeds today. While David Moyes will be keen to end his London Stadium campaign on a high, few things can match Thursday night’s euphoria.
Horrifying scenes may have marred the end of their Europa Conference League victory over AZ Alkmaar, but the fact remains that the Hammers are in the European final. They are on the brink of history and Moyes could well go down in club folklore should they defeat Fiorentina in Prague next month. As such, a rotating starting lineup should be named for this game.
Leeds, with former Irons boss Sam Allardyce in the dugout, are fighting for their lives near the bottom of the table. Follow West Ham vs Leeds LIVE with standard sports‘s match blog, with Malik Ouzia providing expert analysis on the pitch!
West Ham vs Leeds: Countdown to kick-off
Warm-ups are underway with this match at just over 20 minutes!
London Stadium in pristine condition again
How fan favorite Pablo Fornals justified his popularity
Malik wrote the day after West Ham’s win at AZ Alkmaar about the trials and tribulations of Pablo Fornals.
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Sam Allardyce outlines Leeds game plan
Leeds boss Sam Allardyce wants his side to calm things down a bit on the ball as they head to West Ham today.
“Confidence grew, enforcement was enforced,” Allardyce said. “Possession could improve.
“We were so ready and so frantic to try to do well, to shut down the opposition and make life difficult, that when we got the ball back we were always so hyper that we weren’t able to calm down.
“The difference between those two is something we talked about – being calmer when we’re on the ball.
“Whatever the situation, we have to face it, we have to accept it and we have to push ourselves to the best performance we can give.”
Is the future of David Moyes uncertain?
Reports emerged this weekend from Football Insider that the West Ham manager will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
After leading the Hammers to the Europa League final, Moyes reportedly intends to quit regardless of the outcome against Fiorentina.
Returning to his family home in the North West is said to be his priority despite having one year left on his contract.
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Two changes for Leeds
The suspended Junior Firpo is replaced today by Pascal Struijk in the visitors’ defence, while Adam Forshaw replaces Sam Greenwood in midfield.
Marc Roca and Liam Cooper are also fit for the bench.
Pablo Fornals leaves for West Ham
The winner of the midweek match is given a starting spot on the left wing for West Ham as David Moyes avoids making several changes to his squad.
The defense is shaken up with Vladimir Coufal, Angelo Ogbonna and Emerson Palmieri introduced alongside Kurt Zouma.
Michail Antonio and Said Benraham also drop out, giving Fornals and Danny Ings the chance to impress.
Your Leeds team today
Leeds XI: Robles; Ayling, Kristensen, Struijk, Wober; McKennie, Koch, Forshaw; Rodrigo, Bamford, Harrison.
Subtitles: Meslier, Cooper, Roca, Mullen, Greenwood, Summerville, Aaronson, Rutter, Gnonto.
How West Ham line up
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Ogbonna, Zouma, Emerson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals; Eng.
Subtitles: Areola, Mubama, Cornet, Antonio, Benrahma, Cresswell, Johnson, Kehrer, Lanzini.
Leeds are in the house
Here, behind-the-scenes footage of visitors arriving at the London Stadium.
Team news is coming soon!