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Veltman and Propper doubts, Lallana back for West Ham

All the team news and information ahead of this Saturday's Premier League match at the Amex.

By Charlie Hanson • 13 May 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Joel Veltman isn't expect to be available for this weekend's match against West Ham.

Albion play their penultimate Premier League home match of the campaign this Saturday when they face West Ham, kick off 8pm.

Safe in the knowledge that Premier League football has been secured for a fifth consecutive campaign, Albion can now focus their efforts on beating their record top-flight points tally (41), which they achieved last season.

Graham Potter’s team are in 17th place, but could move up to 15th with a win. They head into the fixture unbeaten in their last three home matches, taking seven points.

David Moyes' team have their own ambitions of securing a place in European football next season.

Currently fifth and within touching distance of the top four, the Hammers need a win to realistically keep alive any hopes of a spot in the Champions League. The Hammers have been impressive away from home, picking up eight wins from their 17 matches on the road.

Team news

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Lallana is back in contention for Albion.

With Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay suspended, Graham Potter confirmed Joel Veltman and Davy Propper are doubts for this weekend's match, while there was good news on Adam Lallana.

"Joel Veltman is still recovering, Davy Propper rolled his ankle, so for both of them this game probably comes too soon.

"Adam Lallana trained fully today [Thursday], so we will see how he is over the next 48 hours, but I would say at this point he is available for the squad this weekend."

Our last fixture


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Extended Highlights: Wolves 2 Albion 1

Wolves 2
Traore 76
Gibbs-White 90
Albion 1
Dunk 13
Albion: Sanchez, Jahanbakhsh (Moder 60), Webster, Dunk, White, Burn, Bissouma, Gross, Welbeck (Zeqiri 79), Maupay, Trossard (Mac Allister 60).

Unused subs: Steele, Connolly, Alzate, Izquierdo, Tau, Propper.

Their last fixture

West Ham 0

Everton 1
Calvert-Lewin 24
Line-up: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell (Fredericks 59), Soucek, Lanzini (Bowen 43), Fornals, Lingard, Benrahma (Yarmolenko 73), Antonio.
Unused subs: Balbuena, Ogbonna, Johnson, Randolph, Odubeko, Coventry.

West Ham player to watch

Former Albion man Jesse Lingard has had quite an incredible turnaround this campaign. Having made three appearances in all competitions for parent club Manchester United in the first half of the campaign, the 28-year-old reunited with former Red Devils boss David Moyes at the London Stadium in January and the outcome has been nothing short of miraculous. Nine goals in 13 Premier League appearances, four assists and a return to the England squad just in time for the EUROs, 2021 could be a year to remember for Lingard. The attacking midfielder spent the second half of the 2013/14 season on loan with Albion, scoring four goals in 17 outings.

Match officials

Referee: Andre Marriner.

Assistants: Scott Ledger, Simon Long.

Fourth official: Simon Hooper.

VAR: Paul Tierney.

Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.