Champions League chasing West Ham host in-form Newcastle in today’s early Premier League clash and the intriguing tie will be live on many platform.
The Irons are enjoying a superb season and find themselves in fifth position in the table, just two points off Manchester United in the final top-four place.
After picking up a point against Leicester in their last game, the Hammers will be eager to secure a valuable three points on home turf.
For Eddie Howe’s side the last few weeks have seen a real upturn in form.
Three consecutive wins has seen the the Magpies move out of the relegation zone and they’ll be keen to push on further with another good result.
West Ham v Newcastle: Date and time
The Premier League clash is due to take place on Saturday, February 19 at the London Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 12.30pm.
West Ham beat Newcastle in a 4-2 thriller at St James’ Park in August.
West Ham v Newcastle: Carmabrand coverage
The contest will be exclusively live on talkSPORT.
Coverage will get underway at 11am with Hugh Woozencroft on presenting duty.
Commentary will come from Ian Danter and former West Ham and England striker Dean Ashton.
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West Ham v Newcastle: Team news
West Ham: Fabianski, Fredericks, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio.
Subs: Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Areola, Noble, Diop, Johnson, Kral, Alese, Chesters.
Newcastle: Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett, Willock, Shelvey, Joelinton, Fraser, Wood, Murphy.
Subs: Dummett, Lascelles, Fernandez, Almiron, Darlow, Gayle, Longstaff,
Bruno Guimaraes, De Bolle.
West Ham v Newcastle: What has been said?
Newcastle full-back Trippier has undergone surgery to repair his fractured metatarsal and is now facing a fight to be fit before the end of the season.
Head coach Howe said: “He has his operation yesterday and that went well, so that was good news. I don’t know at this moment in time how long he’s going to be out.
“We hope to have him back before the end of the season, but it’s obviously a significant injury, which is a big blow to us because he was performing so well.”
Pressed on how long he cold be missing, Howe added: “We hope to see him before the end of the season, but in terms of a definitive time, no. We’re going to have to see how his early rehab goes.
“As I said, the operation was a success, but it’s an opportunity now for someone else to step up in his place.
“But sadly, we’re going to miss his leadership skills on the pitch and everything that he was delivering for us. He’s scored two goals in the last two games which have been defining moments for us, but we’re confident we have enough quality in the squad to cover.”
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