Payet, Ogbonna & Kouyate to feature at Southend


payetWest Ham’s hectic pre-season continues with their second game in less than 48 hours with a short trip to Southend United this afternoon.

The Shrimpers  gained promotion back to League One via a sudden-death penalty shootout at Wembley in May.  Hammers manager Slaven Bilic will name a squad mixed of new arrivals and highly rated youth prospects.

Both Dimitri Payet and Angelo Ogbonna are in line to make their Hammers debuts, while Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho, who missed Thursday night’s victory over Birkirkara FC will both return to action confirms in their preview.

Tickets purchased on matchday at Rootshall are priced at £12 Adults and £6 for Over-65 and Under-21s.

Share this article

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at,

I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh.

Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons!

Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter


  • SwissStu says:

    Will be good to see the new arrivals play. I am stuck in Switzerland so would really appreciate some feedback on how things go. COLI.

  • boys of 66 says:

    Good news that the new signings are going to get a run out.

  • bubs says:

    So yesterday Kouyate had fitness problems,
    Today he is fit enough to play in a friendly ?
    The sooner we get these 3 mixed with the other real first team players the better,
    Where’s Valencia ?

  • Chicken Runner says:

    Valencia is back in light training.He was given time off after the Copa America wasnt he.

  • bubs says:

    Cheers chicken had not heard anything,the way things are going trying to find players that can go wide or take people on he is going to be important

Comments are closed.