Confirmed West Ham line-up: Bilic makes two changes for Stoke clash
By Harvey Byrne
West Ham have made two changes to their side which lost 2-0 against Everton last Sunday afternoon.
Manager Slaven Bilic has decided to bring Andre Ayew and James Collins into the starting line-up.
The changes have seen Winston Reid, who is suspended after picking up five bookings and Edimilson Fernandes drop out of the starting eleven.
West Ham revealed their team news on their official Twitter account ahead of the Saturday afternoon Premier League clash against Stoke at the London Stadium.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 5, 2016
The east London club are currently sat in 17th place in the Premier League table with 10 points from their first 10 fixtures.
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They will face a tough contest against Mark Hughes’ Stoke side at home, who have recently seen an upturn in form and are sat in 12th place in the table.
The Hammers could move as high as 10th place with a victory and other results going their way in the afternoon.
However, if Hull are able to beat Southampton on Sunday afternoon and make up the goal difference following a West Ham loss, Bilic’s side could drop into the relegation zone.
Before the result against Everton last week they had gone four matches unbeaten in all competitions with one victory and they will be keen to rediscover that form against the Potters.
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