Unbeaten in their last 12 encounters with the Hammers, Brighton are officially our new bogey team, taking over from the Lukaku drivenToffees.
David Moyes will hope to build on our decent start to the season but will need to find a new formula to undoe the Seagulls. Interestingly, Everton provided that in a late season 5-1 thrashing of Brighton!
On paper, we have the players to match Brighton but will need to play well as a unit to get anything from the superorganised South coasters.
Alvarez gets his first start at the expense of Benrahma, suggesting that Moyes wants to keep it tight. Oggy is in for the suspended Aguerd.
Jarrod Bowen was relatively quiet against Chelsea last week but will hopefully leave his mark on what is his 300th league appearance.
We will go top of the table if we win by two or more goals. Just saying...
Kick off is at 5.30.
West Ham Starting XI: Areola, Coufal, Zouma ©, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Álvarez, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Paquetá, AntonioSubs: Fabiański (GK), Johnson, Cresswell, Kehrer, Fornals, Benrahma, Cornet, Ings, Mubama