We head to the London Stadium on Sunday to face West Ham United (2pm), looking to maintain our unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign.
Albion have never lost a Premier League meeting with the Hammers, winning four and drawing six of our ten encounters. We have scored in all ten of those games as well, although we’ve only kept clean sheets in two of them and none in the last seven.
David Moyes's side have lost their first two league games, going down 2-0 at home to champions Manchester City on the opening day before losing 1-0 at Nottingham Forest last Sunday, when Declan Rice missed a penalty.
Graham Potter revealed no fresh injury worries at his pre-match press conference and said that new signing Pervis Estupinan will be in the squad. Only Jakub Moder is absent as he continues his rehab following knee surgery.
The head coach said on his new signing, "Pervis is an attacking full-back, the club and I have been aware of him. He’s got some attributes that we think will help us. He needs time settle in, but we’ve been impressed so far. He will be in the squad for Sunday’s game."
Our last meeting
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It is just three months since we beat West Ham 3-1 at the Amex on the final day of last season to clinch ninth place, our highest Premier League finish. The visitors led at the break through Michail Antonio’s goal, but Joel Veltman equalised five minutes into the second half, Pascal Gross fired into the top left-hand corner ten minutes from time and Danny Welbeck’s late header sealed victory in front of 31,604.
Earlier in the season, Neal Maupay’s stoppage-time goal earned us a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.
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West Ham added to their squad this week with the capture of German international Thilo Kehrer.
The 25-year-old defender arrived from French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal. A three-time Ligue 1 winner, Champions League finalist and a regular during Germany’s 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, Kehrer adds plenty of experience to the Hammers’ squad.
Did You Know?
- Albion are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games, only once having a longer unbeaten run in the top-flight when we went eight without defeat in October and November 1981.
- Since the start of last season, only Manchester City (49), Liverpool (44) and Chelsea (43) have won more away Premier League points than Brighton (32), who have lost just four of their 20 games on the road (W8 D8).
- Albion have won their last two away Premier League games in London (2-1 vs Arsenal and 1-0 vs Spurs in April) and are looking for three consecutive away league wins in the capital for the first time since March 2001 (a run of five). Since the start of last season, the Seagulls are the only unbeaten away side in Premier League matches in London (P6 W3 D3).
- Pascal Gross has been involved in seven goals in eight Premier League appearances against West Ham United (3 goals, 4 assists), his joint most against a single opponent (also seven against Manchester United).
- In Premier League history, only Aston Villa (160) have lost more home games than West Ham United (159), with this the Hammers’ 500th such game in the competition.
- West Ham will become the ninth team to reach 500 Premier League home games, with none of the previous eight losing the milestone match (W5 D3).
Referee: Anthony Taylor.
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn.
Fourth official: Graham Scott.
VAR: Lee Mason.
Assistant VAR: Nick Greenhalgh.