West Ham United have turned a corner under Manuel Pellegrini, having gone from a struggling side to one of the form teams in the Premier League.
There’s no doubt that the Hammers can secure a European spot with a little help from David Gold and David Sullivan in the January transfer window.
Although, they’re currently focused on their next Premier League fixture, which involves a trip to St Mary’s to face Southampton. The Saints have enjoyed a rather positive run of form recently as they secured all three points against Arsenal and Huddersfield, so the Hammers will be desperate to rain on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s parade on the south coast.
With that in mind, Pellegrini will rain on Hasenhuttl’s parade if this exciting DUO hit top form today…
Declan Rice has been one of the standout performers for West Ham United in the current campaign, having produced a number of world-class performances in the middle of the park.
Southampton were dominant through the middle of the park against Arsenal as they forced their way into promising positions, so Rice’s job will be to stop them in their tracks before they can produce anything.
Felipe Anderson has proved to be one of the signings of the summer for West Ham United, with a number of goals and assists to his name already. Indeed, his skill and pace has caused the opposition all sorts of problems in recent times, which could come in handy against a team like Southampton, who have struggled defensively.
Therefore, he will play a huge part once again for the Hammers in today’s match.
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