Well, it has looked like West Ham had hit a turning point in their season to our landlord here at the Transfer Tavern, after great results at Palace and Middlesbrough.
However, they hit a snag when they suffered a 4-0 defeat at home to Manchester City on Wednesday night – they’ll be hoping it was just a blip as they look ahead to Southampton on Saturday
The Saints themselves haven’t been in the best of form and appear to have a hangover from their League Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool – having suffered a 5-0 defeat to Arsenal in FA Cup and most recently a shock 2-1 defeat to relegation threatened Swansea City on Tuesday evening.
It’ll be a big game for new arrival and former Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini as he will look to make his Saints debut.
However even bigger than that, it’ll see former Southampton captain, Jose Fonte, come up against his former teammates in what could be a very emotional night for the now West Ham man.
With that in mind, if Bilic picks this XI, West Ham will surely comfortably beat Southampton…..