West Ham made a minor setback in their last Premier League appearance when they come with a 0:0 draw on the road against underdogs from Fulham.
The guests simply approached the match with a great dose of passivity, creating a minimum number of opportunities. Luckily, the home side didn’t shine in the offense too, so a match without goals wasn’t that surprising.
Never the less, West Ham is performing great this season, currently being at 6th spot, having the same amount of points as Europen placed Chelsea.
The Hammers will miss injured left-back Masuaku (10/0), central defender Ogbonna (23/2), and offensive Yarmolenko (14/0). Doubtful coming from injury problems are goalkeeper Randolph (1/0), central defender Balbuena (12/1), and forward Antonio (15/5).
Sheffield suffered an expected home loss in the last round of the Premier League against Chelsea when they were outplayed with a 1:2 result.
They can consider themselves lucky to concede only one during the first part, as they were completely in a subordinate position. The hosts appeared better in the second and leveled up in the 54th after a pretty bad communication between the visitor’s players in an own goal.
However, only four minutes later, the guests were provided with the penalty, which was perfectly executed, and even though Sheffield had several decent attempts, they lacked creativity at the finishing.
Sheffield Utd is hammered at the bottom of the table, and they would truly need a miracle to escape from the relegation scenario.
The guests will miss central defenders O’Connell (2/0), Robinson (8/0), and midfielder Berge (13/1) due to injuries. Doubtful are defensive midfielders Baldock (19/0) and Stevens (15/0).
The hosts have a nice chance to take an easy three in the upcoming clash, and juice up the Champions League race. Sheffield is simply appearing too poorly this season, and it’s difficult to see them matching West Ham here. If we add a must-win for the hosts to the equation, the choice in this one is more than obvious, at least in my opinion.