West Ham




West Ham: Hart; Ogbonna, Rice, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Noble, Kouyate, Masuaku; Edimilson, Joao Mario; Arnautovic Subs: Adrian, Cullen, Evra, Lanzini, Hugill, Carroll, Chicharito Stoke: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Allen, Badou; Bauer, Shaqiri, Ramadan; Diouf Subs: Grant, Ireland, Cameron, Fletcher, Crouch, Campbell, Sørensen


Good evening! Seems ages since we've had a Monday night Premier League game. Here's one, West Ham host Stoke in a game affecting the bottom of the table

West Ham are 15th, six clear of the trapdoor. Things were getting poisonous but a thrashing of Southampton over Easter and a point at Chelsea last week mean if they win, they could well be okay. Tough fixtures after tonight though They're unchanged from last Sunday, but Lanzini and Carroll are back on the bench. Marko Arnautovic will be looking to heap misery on his former club

As for Stoke, they're in a more dangerous situation. Second bottom, six points adrift of safety. I watched their game last week against Spurs and thought they were unlucky not to get something. But they need results - now. One change for them, Glen Johnson is injured so Kurt Zouma is in at right-back. Youngster Lasse Sørensen is on the bench

Gary Neville dodging the "Which keeper would you take" question. Butland is the correct answer. Anyway, teams are out.

We're underway at Karren Brady's council house. 0-0 (1)

Both keepers already forced into stops. Stoke wear Macron, apart from Bolton last season, when has a team wearing Macron achieved anything in English football? 0-0 (4)

Long ball for Arnautovic who drifts left, Shawcross to beat, tight angle, shot deflects for a corner which Shawcross defends well. Michael Oliver is ref tonight. Gianluigi Buffon is delighted. Oliver was fourth official at Huddersfield on Saturday. 0-0 (8)

Chance for Stoke, Bauer exploits a bit of space, but the shot is weak and easy for Hart. Crying shame Bauer doesn't wear 24. 0-0 (13)

Late challenge from Martins indi on Arnautovic. "Nothing wrong with that," says Gianluigi Buffon. 0-0 (17)