WEST HAM are hoping to continue their impressive home form when they welcome Brighton to East London on Friday night.
And the Hammers will be encouraged by the fact the Seagulls have yet to record a win on their travels.
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Brighton have relied on their home form so far this season and were unlucky to not pick up three points against an under-par Everton in their last game.
Chris Hughton’s side are struggling for goals and have only netted once away – a Solly March strike in the loss to Bournemouth.
What time is kick-off?
THIS one is being played on Friday October 20 at the London Stadium.
Kick-off is at 8pm.
Which channel can I watch it on?
YOU can watch live coverage of the game on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Alternatively, stay with us here on SunSport and follow our dedicated LIVE blog.
What is the team news?
WEST HAM will be without Andy Carroll after the target man saw red last week against Burnley – and could be replaced by Manuel Lanzini who returns for injury.
Javier Hernandez pulled up in training but is be ok to play, whilst James Collins is still struggling with an ankle issue and does not make the side.
Davy Propper misses out for Brighton, who also have Steve Sidwell and Shane Duffy on the sidelines.
Tomer Hemed serves the final match of a three-game ban – and returns against Southampton.
- West Ham won both league games the last time these sides met, including a 6-0 home win in the 2011-12 Championship season.
- Brighton have only won one of their seven league visits to West Ham (D2 L4) – a 1-0 win in the Championship in November 2004.
- In the top-flight, Brighton have won two of their four meetings with the Hammers (D1 L1), but this will be the first such meeting since March 1983.
- West Ham have won both of their previous home Premier League games on a Friday by a 1-0 scoreline – against Coventry in December 1997 and Tottenham last season.
- The Hammers have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Premier League games at the London Stadium. However, they have shipped seven goals in the two matches in which they conceded.
- Brighton have picked up just one point (W0 D1 L3) and scored just one goal in their four Premier League away games so far this season. Their only point on the road came in a 0-0 draw at Watford, who played with 10 men for 66 minutes of the match.
- Since Slaven Bilic took charge of West Ham United in the summer of 2015, the Hammers have been given 12 red cards in the Premier League – three more than any other side in this period.
- Since becoming a permanent West Ham United player in the summer of 2013, Andy Carroll has played just 5210 minutes of a possible 14440 in the Premier League for the Hammers (36%).
- Pascal Groß has been directly involved in 83% of Brighton’s six Premier League goals this season (2 goals, 3 assists); the highest ratio in the division.
- Groß has created the same number of goalscoring opportunities for teammates as Kevin De Bruyne (211) since August 2015 and only five players have created more than this within the big five European leagues in this period.