Aston Villa v West Ham United live stream, Sky Sports, Sunday 31 October, 4.30pm
West Ham will be looking to continue their fine run of form when they face Aston Villa on Sunday.
David Moyes’ men knocked Manchester City out of the League Cup with a penalty shoot-out victory in midweek. That is no mean feat given City’s dominance in that competition in recent years, and the fact that the Hammers’ second string managed to hold Pep Guardiola’s rotated side to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes evidences the strength in depth Moyes now has at his disposal.
Equally impressive was last weekend’s well-deserved triumph over London rivals Tottenham. West Ham were deserved winners on the day and have now scored in all but one of their nine Premier League matches so far this season.
Aston Villa will be keen to bounce back from their 3-1 loss to Arsenal last time out. That was perhaps their worst performance of the season to date, and made it three defeats on the bounce for Dean Smith’s side. Only four teams in the Premier League have conceded more goals than Villa, who will need to tighten up at the back if they are to finish in the top half this term.
Smith must be tempted to move away from the 3-5-2 formation after his team’s disappointing display last time out. It would also be easier to get Leon Bailey, who is now back from injury, into a side playing 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3. Bertrand Traore is also fit again, but Trezeguet, Keinan Davis and Carney Chukwuemeka are all missing.
West Ham could have Alex Kral available again after a positive COVID-19 test, and Moyes has no injury concerns to deal with. The likes of Said Benrahma, Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen are likely to return to the starting XI after being left out in midweek.
Kick-off is at 4.30pm BST on Sunday 31 October, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. See below for international broadcast options.
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