It’s going to be very interesting to see whether Ronald Koeman goes with Charlie Austin this evening.
I understand the former QPR striker is fit and given the long reported on/off transfer history with West Ham it could be a fascinating sub plot.
It’s a game we really will enjoy. I know that for a fact because you have two managers who truly believe in playing the game the right way.
The Hammers -via AC – turned it round at Upton Park last time after being out-footballed in the first half and I really fancy us this evening.
Saints aren’t the best at the back – a bit slow at times – and their attacking style means they can leave gaps for Dimi Payet to exploit and I hope Antonio plays because he too can really stretch them.
I see a ‘double’ on the horizon after the win at Upton Park and I certainly believe that Enner Valencia will start. He’s probably showing the best form of his Irons career and I think there’s more to come. Four goals in four games is top stuff by any strikers standards.
I think Slav is certain to stick AC on the bench and then there’ the new loan signing Emenike – so many options eh?
Happy days at West Ham who I believe will win 2-1.