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Stoke vs West Ham team news: Hammers unchanged following draw with Everton as Mark Hughes makes two changes

All the latest as Mark Hughes and Slaven Bilic battle it out at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday

DIAFRA SAKHO failed a late fitness test for West Ham and didn’t travel with his team-mates to face Stoke.

Manager Slaven Bilic opted to for Jonathon Calleri to lead the line as they remain unchanged following their 0-0 draw with Everton.

Mark Noble returns from his suspension but makes the substitute bench.

For the home side Mark Hughes made two changes following the defeat at Swansea with Peter Crouch and Erik Pieters dropping out.

Glenn Whelan returns to the starting XI alongside Marc Muniesa.

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Here is everything you need to know:

What is the Stoke team news?

The Potters have no new injuries to worry about going into the clash against West Ham.

But Saido Berahino could lose his place after misfiring in recent weeks.

What is the West Ham team news?

Havard Nordveit is likely to be dropped in favour of Mark Noble, who is returning from a two-match ban.

Adrian will probably keep his place in goal ahead of Darren Randolph but Diafra Sakho is likely to take the place of Jonathan Calleri.

Saido Berahino could be on the bench for Stoke vs West Ham

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Saido Berahino could be on the bench for Stoke vs West Ham

What TV channel is it on?

The game will not be shown on TV but you can follow all the action throughout Saturday’s games including Stoke vs West Ham on SunSport’s live blog.

The action kicks off at 2pm with the game kicking off at 3pm.

Premier League form guide


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SunSport prediction

This is clearly not a game for the neutrals with both teams less than impressive this season.

But West Ham’s recent form will give them confidence in getting a result at the Bet365 Stadium.

Prediction: 0-1

Fact me

  • Stoke are unbeaten against West Ham in the Premier League under Mark Hughes, winning three of their seven clashes (D4).
  • West Ham have won only once in their last seven away trips to Stoke in all competitions (D2 L4) – winning 1-0 in March 2013.
  • Saido Berahino has scored in three of his four previous starts against West Ham United in the Premier League (three goals).
  • However, Berahino hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since February 27th 2016 (for WBA vs Crystal Palace) and has since gone 24 games and 1567 minutes without a goal in the competition.
  • The Hammers are winless in five away Premier League games (D2 L3) and have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of the last 13.
  • Mark Hughes’ next win as a manager in the Premier League will be his 150th. Only six managers have previously reached this tally in the competition: Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp, David Moyes, Sam Allardyce and Jose Mourinho.
  • West Ham United have won 38 points from 34 Premier League matches this season – it took them only 24 matches to win more points last season (39).
  • If Stoke City are to match their final Premier League points tally from last season (51), they would have to win each of their four remaining league fixtures in 2016-17.
  • Jack Butland could make his first Premier League appearance at home since March 12th 2016 – 413 days between that date and the day of this match.
  • Slaven Bilic’s side have conceded in the 83rd minute or later in each of their last four Premier League away games, with these goals costing the Hammers four points.