West Ham vs Bournemouth: Premier League preview and predicted line-ups

first_imgWest Ham United will be aiming to secure their first victory of the season when they take on Bournemouth in east London this weekend.After a tough opening weekend to the 2018/19 Premier League campaign, succumbing to a 4-0 thumping at Liverpool, the home fixture against the Cherries represents the perfect time for Manuel Pellegrini’s men to bounce back and register all three points. Manuel Pellegrini lost his first game in charge of West Ham as they were thumped 4-0 at Liverpool 3 What the managers are saying…Manuel Pellegrini (West Ham United): “I was very disappointed about the result, I don’t think it was a result that we deserved. I don’t think that game will change our minds.“After we lose a game we continue exactly the same. Try to play as well as we can, try to win as much points as we can, play every game in a different way but not thinking about our final target.“We try to have a solid team and I hope we can do it as soon as we can.”Eddie Howe (Bournemouth): “It’s going to be a very tough game for us. They have a very experienced manager, a very good manager who has won the league (with Manchester City).“They have recruited some really good payers and they had a good squad already. It will be a good examination for us and a good marker for us for where we stand. Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side started the season with a 2-0 win over newly-promoted Cardiff 3center_img How can I listen?Click here to listen to live commentary of West Ham vs Bournemouth on talkSPORT 2.Team news…The Hammers are still without Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini. Elsewhere, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no fresh injury problems ahead of Saturday’s game.Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma, the club’s record signing, could be in line for his debut after building up his match fitness during a full week of training.Fellow new recruit Diego Rico is still suspended, while Junior Stanislas (knee) remains sidelined and midfielder Kyle Taylor continues his recovery from a muscular problem.Predicted teamsPredicted West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Anderson, Noble, Wilshere, Antonio, Arnautovic, Perez.Predicted Bournemouth XI: Begovic, Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Brooks, Cook, Gosling, Fraser, Wilson, Defoe. Eddie Howe’s men will head into the encounter full of confidence after opening their account for the new season with a 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Cardiff City last Saturday.The game at the London Stadium kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, August 18 and you can listen to it live on talkSPORT 2. 3 Javier Hernandez found the net for the Hammers in a 1-1 draw in the same fixture last season last_img