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Will there be happy Hammers, or will the Seagulls steal the points like they steal my chippies on the beach?

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A big player for the Hammers is fit once again
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I’m no fan of these Friday kick-offs to the Premier League weekend. Still, it is what it is, and we start the week with West Ham v Brighton

Looking ahead to this one, the Hammers have kept 5 clean sheets in the last 7 home games. This is only their 3rd home game, having recorded a 2-0 over Huddersfield and 1-0 over Swansea. Brighton meanwhile have scored just once in their 4 away games.

Andy Carroll is suspended, so Chicharito moves to the central position that he seems much more comfortable with. He has 3 goals so far, making him West Ham’s top scorer. Michail Antonio showed signs of the player from the last couple seasons against Burnley, and Manuel Lanzini is back.

Brighton forward Tomer Hemed serves the 3rd game of his 3 match ban.

It looks a reasonable game to suggest a home win by a goal or two is the most likely outcome, but (after Chelsea) the Hammers are one of the league’s most unpredictable sides.

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Did you save your rosters in time for the early deadline caused by this Friday match? What were your last minute changes? Do you have skin in the game today? Chat with us in the comments below...