Live On BT Leicester City v West Ham United Team Sheets

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Barnes, Mendy, Tielemans, Maddison, Perez, Vardy. Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Ndidi.
West Ham: Randolph, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Haller. Subs: Martin, Reid, Balbuena, Sanchez, Fornals, Ajeti, Antonio.

First Allen Now Nzonzi, Zimmer Frame Utd!

Judging from recent transfer rumours, Hammers majority share holder and co-owner David Sullivan is well and truly 'back in place' since the departure of Mario Husillos as head of recruitment. There is nothing more David Sullivan than a loan deal for an ageing player, and hot on the heels of having Joe Allen watched with a view to signing him, 31 year old Steven Nzonzi has been added to the list!

Is Allen Medical A Smoke Screen?

There is a story that has been going around the Associated Press office today that Joe Allen is 'due' for a medical at West Ham ahead of a £6 Million transfer from Stoke City, but before Hammers fans panic, there is apparently more than meets the eye with this transfer speculation.

West Ham United v Everton Team Sheets And Link

West Ham: Randolph, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Haller. Subs: Martin, Reid, Balbuena, Cardoso, Masuaku, Ajeti, Ngakia.
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Dige, Mina, Holgate, Davies, Delph, Bernard, Walcott, Kean, Calvert-Lewin. Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Schneiderlin, Sidibe, Niasse, Gibson, Gordon.

Ground Hog Day-Randolph Returns!

Despite their reservations, the Hammers hierarchy have sanctioned the re-signing of keeper Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough, even though as recently as yesterday morning they had decided Cardiff City's Neil Etheridge was the ideal back up to Lukasz Fabianski.

Apparently Cardiff were demanding £9 Million for their Phillipines born keeper, and they wanted the money all in one hit, as opposed to the 'HP' deal offered by the Irons. At £4 Million, Randolph is a far cheaper option, but possibly a short sighted one!

Hammers Pull Out Of Randolph Deal

West Ham United have finally begun to learn their lesson about signing injured players, this is apparent by the club deciding that their approach to re-sign ex-keeper Darren Randolph from Middlesborough was only going to end in tears.

Lukasz Fabianski has a thigh injury, David Martin has a thigh injury, and guess what? Darren Randolph also has a thigh injury, so why risk signing him? It is common knowledge that Hammers recently appointed manager, David Moyes, would rather play Doris the tea lady in goal than call upon the services of supposed back up keeper Roberto Jiminez Gago!

Sheffield United v West Ham United Team Sheets

Sheffield: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McGoldrick, McBurnie Subs: Eastwood, Sharp, Robinson, Jagielka, Mousset, Osborn, Besic
West Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Masuaku, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Haller Subs: Martin, Snodgrass, Fornals, Cardoso, Diop, Da Rosa, Ngakia

Moyes 'Marouane' Is Not A Target

David Moyes has moved quickly to dispel the rumour that he wants to bring one of his favourites, Marouane Fellaini, to the London Stadium from Chinese club Shandong Luneng. The rumours themselves emanated from a piece of shoddy journalism which involved adding two and two together and making five!

Because Moyes signed Fellaini while he was the manager at Everton, and because Fellaini was his 'marquee' signing when he took over from fellow Scot, Alex Ferguson, at Manchester United an assumption has been made that Moyes will once again want to link up with his 'talisman'.

The Elephant In The Room Is Right Back!

Although Panto season is officially over, there are always a few 'shows' that keep on running, and 'Hamstrung United' has been such a hit that it could continue on it's run for weeks, even months to come!

Normally the audience are drawn it to a situation where they are forced to shout out en masse "look behind you", as the wicked witch enters the stage. In the case of 'Hamstrung United', the wicked witch hasn't been replaced by Lady Brady, but has been usurped by the 'Elephant in the Room' known as the 'Hammer'.

It Had To Be As Hammers Draw Billic's Baggies In FA Cup 4th Rd

Having battled through the difficult 3rd round FA Cup tie away to Gillingham, West Ham United have been rewarded with a home tie in the 4th round, against Slaven Billic's West Bromwich Albion!

Wouldn't you just know it, out of all the clubs remaining in the draw you could have bet your house that the Irons would be matched against some form of nemesis, possibly Millwall or Tottenham, if they manage to overcome Middlesbrough in the replay.


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