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Brighton vs West Ham: Premier League Matchday 26 Live Thread

After a week of turmoil, can WHUFC turn the page quickly?

Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images


West Ham United look to put the Tony Henry ugly controversy behind them and a confusing transfer period, when they visit the Amex Stadium to face struggling Brighton and Hove Albion Saturday afternoon.

Michail Antonio is back in the squad following his disclipine from David Moyes for coming late twice to team meetings this week. Along with him and Jose Fonte returning for the second straight on the bench, a little more depth for the injury plagued Hammers squad. An unchanged lineup from the 1-1 quality draw against Crystal Palace is named by Moyes, with Joao Mario hoping to build off a promising debut.

Meanwhile, it’s becoming quite dicey for Chris Hughton’s side, as Brighton are winless in the league since December 23. The home side will have Jiri Skalak (ankle), Steve Sidwell (back) and new signing Jurgen Locadia unavailable.

Both teams are separated by a win, which is a result Brighton and Hove Albion badly need. But West Ham United know that with their injuries in their squad that the time for complacency isn’t here at all. So it saw be an interesting road test at the AMEX, and that is now.