West Ham United vs Brentford preview: How to watch, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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West Ham United host Brentford in a London derby at the London Stadium on Sunday.

The Hammers have taken 11 points from their six games while the Bees have adapted well to the Premier League, claiming nine points through their first half-dozen contests to sit in ninth place.

Team news

West Ham manager David Moyes will wait to assess the fitness of his two right-backs Vladimir Coufal and Ryan Fredricks as they were absent for the midweek UEFA Europa League tie.

Ben Johnson deputized at right-back and could get another start should Coufal or Fredericks be sidelined.

Ethan Pinnock came off in the first half of Brentford's thrilling 3-3 draw against Liverpool, but is likely to feature on Sunday. Mads Bech Sorensen remain long-term absentees.

Predicted line-ups

West Ham United: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Zouma, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Benrahma, Fornals, Bowen; Antonio

Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Zanka; Canós, Nørgaard, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa

Ones to watch

Said Benrahma (West Ham United)

The Algerian scored in the Hammers 2-0 victory over Rapid Wien in the Europa League, but the major storyline is him facing his former club for the first time since departing Brentford, where he found the back of the net 27 times in 83 appearances.

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Yoane Wissa (Brentford)

Signed from Ligue 1 outfit Lorient, the Frenchman has netted in consecutive games for the Bees. He can play as a winger, forward or number 10, his pressing abilities fit in perfectly with Thomas Frank's style of play and he is a wonderful compliment to Ivan Toney.

Previous meetings

The two sides have never met in a competitive match, but they did face off in a pair of friendlies within the last 13 months as West Ham claimed both matches.

The Hammers were 2-1 victors in August of 2020 with Tomas Soucek scoring the match-winner and they won 1-0 in July as Benrahma found the back of the net in the 66th minute.

How to watch

There will be no live TV coverage in the United Kingdom, but audio commentary can be heard on West Ham's website whufc.com. Kick-off is set for 14:00.

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