Finished with their Old Trafford back to back, West Ham return to their Premier League rough month period at home to Arsenal.
It should be another fascinating London Derby for the Hammers, as they play their crosstown rivals for the first time at their new home, the Olympic Stadium. Though Diafra Sakho is out again with a new injury until 2017, Andy Carroll is finally back in the side. He makes the bench for Slaven Bilic, as 21-year-old Ashley Fletcher gets a deserving start after his fine displays at Manchester United.
Also out this week for West Ham are Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio after their injuries in the EFL Cup loss to United, as well as Sam Byram.
For Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy, Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin are out.
LINEUPS AND BENCH
Date/Time: December 3, 2016, 12:30 PM ET, 5:30 London time
Venue: Olympic Stadium, London
WATCH: NBC National (America)
Online Streaming: NBC Live Extra (America)
FIRST HALF TOP TWEETS
Ogbonkers from Ogbonna.....Oh dear......1-0 to Arsenal, in the 24th minute #WHUARS— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) December 3, 2016
Andy Carroll does loom on the bench finally. His seven minute hat trick in April vs Arsenal, still so memorable. #WHUARS— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) December 3, 2016
Well, for the Hammers to be down just 1-0 in the half is more miraculous than Slaven Bilic not wearing a jacket right now. #WHUARS— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) December 3, 2016