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West Ham Vs Norwich City Preview: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Match Facts, Highlights and More

Chris Hughton takes his Canaries to Upton Park.

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PREVIEW

West Ham United

Team news: The Hammers will be without suspended captain Kevin Nolan who will miss out after picking up a fifth booking of the season at Reading on Saturday. Defender James Collins is also missing through suspension with injured duo Andy Carroll (knee) and Mohamed Diame (hamstring) also not in contention.

West Ham (from): Jaaskelainen, Spiegel, O’Brien, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney, Spence, Demel, Moncur, Taylor, Noble, Collison, Diarra, Lletget, Jarvis, O’Neil, Vaz Te, Maiga, Cole.

Norwich City

Team news: Midfielder Bradley Johnson will serve a one-match ban after collecting a fifth yellow card. Striker Steve Morison (thigh) is doubtful after limping off in the 4-3 home defeat by Manchester City, as is captain Grant Holt (hamstring), so on-loan Tottenham forward Harry Kane could lead the attack. Defender Steven Whittaker (hip) and winger Andrew Surman (hip) continue their rehabilitation, while England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) also remains sidelined.

Norwich City (from): Bunn, Garrido, Turner, Bassong, Martin, Tettey, Howson, Snodgrass, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Kane, Rudd, E Bennett, R Bennett, Barnett, Jackson, Fox, Holt, Morison.

Match officials

Referee: M Clattenburg; Assistants: S Child, D C Richards ; Fourth official: G Sutton

SOURCE: Official Premier League

LINE-UPS

West Ham (Possible, 4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Demel, Tomkins, Reid, O’Brien; Taylor, O’Neil, Noble, Jarvis; Vaz Te, Cole.

Norwich (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Bunn; R Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido; Tettey, Howson, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Pilkington; Kane.

STAT-ATTACK

Head-to-head

Six of the last seven league meetings have been drawn, including the last four.

West Ham’s last league victory over Norwich was at Upton Park in April 1992, although they have since won home and away in FA Cup ties in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

West Ham

The Hammers have lost six of their eight Premier League matches on New Year’s Day.

They have been beaten in five of their last eight league games, managing only one win and five points in that time.

West Ham are winless in their last 11 Premier League matches on a Tuesday since a 5-0 home win over Charlton Athletic on Boxing Day in 2000.

Norwich

Norwich have suffered three successive league defeats, having previously been unbeaten in 10.

They have not lost four Premier League games in a row since promotion in 2011.

The Canaries have failed to win a top-flight match on a Tuesday in 14 attempts since beating West Ham in December 1988.

SOURCE: BBC Sport


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