Cherries v Hammers ….news and streaming update


West Ham’s first match of the season will not be broadcast in the UK but will of course be shown across the rest of the  world by the Premier League’s international broadcast partners.

It has to be said this is an absurd situation and a change in the situation has been long overdue for years.

However, if you live outside the UK, says that for details of listings in your territory, click here for full Premier League broadcast listings.

You can follow the action via the club’s live blog on blog on  and their app and across our social media channels. We will also have highlights and exclusive reaction for you after the final whistle.

Manager David Moyes added Edson Álvarez to his squad on Thursday, when the Mexico international midfielder formally joined from Ajax Amsterdam.

The Scot has no injury issues to concern him after a six-match pre-season campaign that has seen the Irons visit Australia, France and Germany.

Up front Michail Antonio has a great record against the Cherries, having played in eight wins, scoring four goals and providing three assists, netting most recently in the 4-0 away wins last season.

AFC Bournemouth, meanwhile, will be hoping Lloyd Kelly recovers from a knock in their final pre-season outing and is available for action.

However, Marcus Tavernier and Adam Smith are not expected to recover from minor knocks in time for the Premier League opener.

The Cherries could give a Premier League debut to left-back Milos Kerkez, who played for AZ Alkmaar against West Ham in last season’s UEFA Europa Conference League semi-finals.

Dutch winger Justin Kluivert and Ivorian attacking midfielder Hamed Traorè and French midfielder Romain Faivre have also arrived this summer from Roma and Sassuolo respectively and could make their competitive bows for Bournemouth on Saturday.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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