FCSB vs West Ham United live stream, Thursday 3 November, 8pm
West Ham United (opens in new tab)’s form in the Premier League has fluctuated so far this season as David Moyes has looked to bed in several new signings.
They have one of the best defensive records in the division but have struggled for goals, taking just 14 points from their opening 13 games.
But it’s been a different story altogether in the Europa Conference League, where the Hammers have topped their group with five straight wins.
They have the chance to complete a clean sweep on Thursday as they face bottom side FCSB, formerly known as Steaua Bucharest.
West Ham faced the Romanian giants in the first round of fixtures, winning 3-1 at the London Stadium after an early scare.
The hosts fell behind to Andrei Cordea’s strike but made a stirring fightback in the second half with goals from Jarrod Bowen, Emerson Palmieri and Michail Antonio.
Competing on the European stage has given Moyes more opportunity to test out his summer recruits and help them settle in.
It’s certainly benefitted Gianluca Scamacca, who has scored four goals in the competition already, including vital contributions to wins over Silkeborg and Anderlecht (opens in new tab).
After West Ham’s exertions against Manchester United (opens in new tab) on Sunday, and with big home games against Crystal Palace (opens in new tab) and Leicester City (opens in new tab) on the horizon, Moyes will surely rotate his team for the trip to Bucharest.
Stalwarts like Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Aaron Cresswell and Kurt Zouma were rested at home to Silkeborg last time out in the Europa Conference League and the same could happen again.
Academy graduate Conor Coventry and Nayef Aguerd, a £30million signing recovering from injury, were a couple of the players to step in.
Kick-off is at 8pm on Thursday 3 November and the game is being shown on BT Sport 3 (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
4-3-3: Tarnovanu; Pantea, Dawa, Bouhena, Radunovic; Dulca, Edjouma, Oauida; Cordea, Compagno, Oct. Popescu
West Ham line-ups
4-3-3: Areola; Coufal, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Johnson; Scarles, Lanzini, Coventry; Downes, Fornals, Mubamba
Use a VPN to watch Europa Conference League football from outside your country
If you’re out of the country for a round of Europa Conference League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
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International TV rights
• UK: BT Sport (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription £25 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• USA: CBS (opens in new tab) – plans start at $5.99 a month (opens in new tab)
• Canada: DAZN (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription $24.99 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• Australia: Stan Sport (opens in new tab) – this is from $20 a month (opens in new tab) (including a $10 Stan basic subscription) and comes with a seven day free trial
• New Zealand: Spark Sport (opens in new tab) – a subscription is $24.99 a month (opens in new tab), with a seven day free trial
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