The Hammers will be making their first visit to the city of Udine this afternoon for the game against Udinese after a successful first friendly.
The Irons were back on the the pitch on Tuesday evening, when goals from Jarrod Bowen and Saïd Benrahma helped the Londoners to a 4-2 win at EFL League One side Cambridge United in Greg Taylor’s Testimonial match.
Today’s game is a very big step up on that against a top ten Serie A outfit who were in very decent form before the break and – as mentioned in earlier reports – a game where we need to see out best available starting 11 on the case for most of the match.
It’s great to see a few youngsters out there now and again but this is surely a game where regular first teamers need to be given the opportunity of as many minutes as possible with a return to Premier League football on Boxing Day.
The fixture at Dacia Arena, will be broadcasting the game live, free of charge, on the Hammers official YouTube channel.
Kick-off is set for 2pm GMT.