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West Ham team news: Six ruled out vs West Brom, but attacker could return

West Ham United are due to play against West Brom in a FA Cup fourth round clash at the London Stadium on Saturday.

The game could be a close one. The Hammers do play in a higher division than the Baggies but they will be prioritising their Premier League survival at this stage of the season and so will likely look to rest some of their first team players.

The match will see former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic returning to the London Stadium for the first time since 2017, when he was sacked by the club and ironically replaced by David Moyes, who was at the time appointed to lead the club on a short-term basis.

Players that the Hammers will have to make do without for the game include Jack Wilshere (groin injury), Andriy Yarmolenko (thigh injury), Ryan Fredericks (hamstring injury), Felipe Anderson (back injury), Lukasz Fabianski (hamstring injury) and Robert Snodgrass (knee injury), according to The London Evening Standard.

The report did however added that West Ham attacker Michail Antonio could be set to potentially feature during the game.

The last time that the two sides clashed in the FA Cup was back in February 2015 and the Baggies went on to win that match 4-0.

The game will be fairly evenly matched considering the current form and situations of the two clubs.

A draw could be on the cards.

In the end, the winner of the tie could come down to who creates more chances and has more luck during the game. Both sides will fancy their chances of winning.

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