Suddenly its all happening at West ham - a delicious win over Man Utd followed by a hard fought victory in midweek over AZ Alkmaar and a drab season has kicked into gear!
Reports this morning suggest that David Moyes will continue as manager for next season amidst the Hammers recent success - a decision that seems more than justified when you consider how he has constructed a squad that is finally starting to deliver.
There's possibly still a little bit of work to be done in the Premiership, with another point possibly needed in our remaining games but in reality all eyes are on Alkmaar next Thursday.
Hammers News have predicted a major change to our starting XI for Brentford today and we are inclined to agree. The Hammers looked a tad sluggish in the first half on Thursday before kicking into gear for the final 30 mins but will need to preserve as much energy as possible for the Dutch trip.
Which brings us to the interesting observation that our squad has decent depth such that we can rest Antonio, Rice, Paqueta et al and still field a decent starting XI.
Brentford have become a bit of a bogey team so perhaps playing an unusual side might buck the trend of defeats over recent seasons!
Predicted Starting XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Downes, Lanzini, Fornals, Cornet, Ings.
Kick off is 2pm.