By Dominic Toner

Slaven Bilic is expected to make two changes to the West Ham side on Saturday.

The Hammers host Stoke in the Premier League and will be hoping to steer away from the relegation places.

James Collins and Andre Ayew are set to come into the side and will hope to make a good impression.

The suspended Winston Reid and midfielder Edimilson Fernades are set to be omitted, with the later left out for Michail Antonio.

Antonio has been used as a central striker in recent games but is expected to be restored to the wing, with Ayew making his first start since his return from injury.

West Ham are currently just one place about the relegation places in 17th and will be looking to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Everton in their last match.

Stoke have won their last three games in all competitions and will be full of confidence.

Adrian is set to continue his run of playing every Premier League game this season and keep Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph restricted to the bench.

Bilic will be without central defender Reid against Stoke as he serves a one-game ban for accumulating five yellow cards this campaign, meaning Collins is expected to slot in alongside Angelo Ogbonna and Cheikhou Kouyate.

West Ham’s midfield is likely to have players that excelled last season for the club and Bilic will be searching for a winning formula, with the 3-4-3 formation being tested in recent weeks.

Antonio has proved he can be a goal threat out wide and is expected to be restored to the wing-back position against Stoke.

The Hammers are expected to have a dangerous front three of Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Ayew, who will be starting together for the first time in the league this season.

Forwards Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho are both ruled out against Stoke through injury but could make their returns after the international break.

In other West Ham team news, Bilic has revealed a surprise return date of their star player.