With around half an hour to go before the teams are announced we are being told that David Moyes looks very likely to play a strong team for the game at Southampton.
And given the much improved performance against Wolves at the weekend it will come as a surprise if he changed this very much at all.
We are well overdue a trophy and with the two teams in strong form over recent games and Saints marginal favourites we need to see perhaps our best team out there tonight.
We have no inside information on the team but we would expect the starting line up to look something like this; Areola, Johnson, Diop, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Lanzini, Fornals Bowen, Antonio.
Should that be the case we are going for a hammers win although it may well takle extra time for us to get the result on the south coast.