Tonight's opponent


West Ham managed to secure a place in the Conference League by finishing 7th in the Premier League last year. It was thus 2 points off the so-called 'Big 6'. The team features a lot of internationals such as Declan Rice & Jarrod Bowen (England), Thomas Soucek & Vladimir Coufal (Czech Republic) and Michail Antonio (Jamaica).

Last transfer summer, it managed to add six more current internationals with Gianluca Scamacca & Emerson (Italy), Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast), Thilo Kehrer (Germany), Alphonse Areola (France) and Lucas Paquet√° (Brazil). The latter played with Olympique Lyonnais as recently as July at the Lotto Park during the gala match. Clearly, coach David Moyes has a strong squad at his disposal.

This season, the Hammers had a difficult start to the Premier League. Last Sunday, they did manage to win at home against Wolverhampton (2-0). It puts them in provisional 15th place. In the Conference League, West Ham fared better, winning against both Silkeborg (2-3) and FCSB (3-1).

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