The Hammers take on the Potters at the Britannia Stadium.
West Ham travel to the Britannia Stadium without their captain, Kevin Nolan, out with a toe injury sustained in Monday’s meeting with Tottenham. Both mid-table clubs will be hungry for a win, having lost their most recent engagements while the Stoke manager, Tony Pullis, has been talking down grumblings from supporters, claiming the club are busy putting in place an “infrastructure” while remaining in the Premier League. The hosts’ defence will have to manage without Robert Huth, who was given a retrospective three-match ban after elbowing Fulham’s Philippe Senderos. Henry Bodkin
Venue Britannia Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Last season n/a
Referee Jon Moss
This season’s matches 14 Y43, R1, 3.14 cards per game
Subs from Nash, Sorensen, Palacios, Jones, Ness, Whitehead, Wilkinson, Jerome, Shea, Cuvelier, Kightly, Owen
Doubtful Etherington (back), Nzonzi (nose), Owen (thigh)
Suspended Huth (first of three)
Form guide LWLDLL
Disciplinary record Y56 R3
Leading scorers Crouch, Walters 5
Subs from Spiegel, McCartney, C Cole, Tomkins, Collison, Maïga, Vaz Te, Taylor, Pogatetz, Spence, Chamakh, Wellington
Doubtful McCartney (knee), Noble (arm), Tomkins (illness)
Injured Nolan (toe, 16 Mar), Potts (concussion, unknown)
Form guide LLWLLD
Disciplinary record Y53 R1
Leading scorer Nolan 6
Stoke have won just one of their last seven home league matches against West Ham (W1, D2, L4).
Stoke’s 1-1 draw at West Ham in November set a new club record of 16 away Premier League matches without a win.
Stoke have lost just one league match at the Britannia Stadium this season – against Chelsea in January.
Only Manchester City and Liverpool have kept more clean sheets than Stoke, but the Potters have now gone nine matches in a row without one.
Stoke have won just one of their last eight league matches (W1, D2, L5).
Only QPR have scored fewer Premier League goals than Stoke this season. The Potters have failed to score in 11 league matches this season, the joint-highest total in the top flight.
West Ham haven’t won away in the league since 11 November, earning just one point from the last 24 available on the road. Only QPR and Reading have a worse away record in this season’s Premier League.
The Hammers haven’t lost six consecutive away games since a Premier League record-equalling eight-match losing streak
from August to December 2006.
They have scored each of their last nine Premier League penalties.
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