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Dimitri Payet may be thrown straight back in for West Ham v Liverpool

• ‘Is he in contention to start? Yes. He is back,’ says Slaven Bilic • Victor Moses and Winston Reid training but unlikely to feature in game The West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, is weighing up whether to throw Dimitri Payet straight in against Liverpool despite the midfielder being a month ahead of schedule in his fitness battle. The French playmaker Payet, one of the stars of West Ham’s impressive start to the season, was expected to …

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The Dozen: the best Premier League photos of the week

We round up our favourite pictures from the latest round of matches in England’s top flight Continue reading…

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Premier League club-by-club guide to the January transfer window

We look at each Premier League club, what they need to strengthen and who they are hoping to sign in the January transfer window 1st 39pts Related: Aston Villa’s Rémi Garde targets loan move for Chelsea’s Loïc Remy Continue reading…

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Andy Carroll comes off the bench to help West Ham beat Southampton

In the moments when Southampton were threatening to leave severe and lasting damage on West Ham United and the boos were ringing out around Upton Park, Slaven Bilic could have been forgiven if he had retreated into his shell. The visitors, buzzing after thrashing Arsenal on Boxing Day, created enough chances to win several matches and Ronald Koeman cannot have imagined that he would end up sighing that football is 90 or 95 minutes” after the quality of his …

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Aston Villa must beat Norwich or Sunderland to stay alive – Rémi Garde

• Villa play Norwich on Monday, second-to-bottom Sunderland on Saturday • West Ham worried by injury list after Tomkins and Cresswell forced off Rémi Garde knows Aston Villa must beat one of their next two opponents, Norwich City or Sunderland, to breathe life into their survival bid. Villa are nine points behind the Canaries, a place above the relegation zone, going into Monday’s game at Carrow Road. Garde’s side are bottom of …

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Premier League fans’ half-time verdict part 2: Newcastle to West Ham

Jury is out at Newcastle and Southampton, it’s been a bit of a slog at Norwich and West Brom, Sam may be the right man for Sunderland, Tottenham have added steel to style, and there is cheer at Watford, West Ham and Stoke Read part one: Arsenal to Manchester United The malaise of the John Carver era has sadly carried over into this season: we seem to have a team that contains some genuine…

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Norwich agree permanent deal to sign Matt Jarvis from West Ham

• Winger will join on 2 January for reported £2.5m • Jarvis has been on loan but is currently injured Norwich have agreed the signing of winger Matt Jarvis from West Ham. The 29-year-old, who moved to Carrow Road on loan in September, will sign a three-and-a-half-year contract on 2 January. The fee for Jarvis is undisclosed but is reported to be around £2.5m, meaning the Hammers have taken a big…

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Dimitri Payet likely to return for West Ham against Liverpool next month

• Slaven Bilic says playmaker lined up for comeback on 2 January • Andy Carroll could be available to face Aston Villa on Boxing Day West Ham have been given a injury boost after Slaven Bilic revealed Dimitri Payet is likely to make his first-team return against Liverpool on 2 January. Payet, who scored five goals in his impressive start to life in thePremier League, was expected to be out until February after he sustained an…

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Win (home) tickets to West Ham United v Stoke City

Answer a simple question and you could be off to Upton Park to watch live Barclays Premier League football The Guardian has teamed up with Barclays, proud sponsors of the Barclays Premier League , to give away a pair of tickets to West Ham United v Stoke City on Saturday 12 December, to thank one lucky home fan for the passion and support they show to their club. Continue reading…

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Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger to appeal against charge

• Midfielder allegedly elbowed West Ham’s Winston Reid • Referee Mark Clattenburg and assistants missed incident Bastian Schweinsteiger has told Manchester United he wants to fight a charge of violent conduct after his clash with Winston Reid during Saturday’s goalless draw against West Ham at Old Trafford. Schweinsteiger is facing a three-match ban after knocking Reid to the ground with his forearm but the Germany international does not believe it should warrant a suspension and has the backing of his…

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West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini ruled out for up to six weeks with thigh injury

• Argentinian midfielder suffered quadriceps injury in training • Victor Moses awaiting results from scan on injured hamstring West Ham have confirmed Manuel Lanzini will be out for up to six weeks with a thigh injury he suffered in training. The Argentinian midfielder, who is on a season’s loan from UAE-based Al-Jazira, pulled out of the squad who drew 0-0 at Manchester United after suffering the injury to his quadriceps. West Ham hoped he would be available for Saturday’s…

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Manchester United v West Ham, Real Madrid v Getafe and more: clockwatch – live!

Live updates from today’s action in the Premier League and beyond Email niall.mcveigh@theguardian.com | Tweet @niallmcveigh Scoreboard – all today’s goals as they go in! 1.56pm GMT Matches postponed Storm Desmond has hit the Scottish fixture list, with three Premiership games called off. C eltic v Hamilton, Hearts v Inverness and Partick v Motherwell have all been postponed, with the weather also hitting lower league and FA Cup matches. More information here . 9.39pm GMT Football fans are …

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West Ham’s Diafra Sakho to see specialist on Thursday over thigh injury

• Club expect to learn full extent of ‘significant injury’ to Diafra Sakho • West Ham hopeful Enner Valencia will return before new year West Ham United should find out on Thursday the full extent of Diafra Sakho’s “significant injury” while his fellow forward Enner Valencia could be back in action before the end of the year. Sakho suffered a thigh injury during the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, and early reports suggested he would be sidelined …

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Mauro Zárate makes strong case for the special pleasure of a free-kick specialist | Paul Doyle

The West Ham midfielder’s goal against West Brom was a reminder of the damage that can be done with a deadball – now others need to step up Welcome, Mauro Zárate, we hadn’t really been expecting you, but we’re sure glad you came. We need more like you. Because every football match should have at least one free-kick maestro just as every city should have at least one court and concert hall, ideally to be used …

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West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion: Premier League – live!

Live updates from the 2.05pm kick-off at Upton Park Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Email alan.smith@theguardian.com | Tweet @alansmith90 2.01pm GMT The teams are out. Bubbles are reaching the East London sky. We are moments away from kick-off. 1.20pm GMT West Ham: Adrian; Jenkinson, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell; Obiang, Kouyate; Moses, Zarate, Lanzini; Sakho. Subs: Song, Tomkins, Carroll, Jelavic, Antonio, Spiegel, Cullen. West Brom: …

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Boleyn becomes bygone: West Ham’s Upton Park upheaval a sign of the times | Daniel Taylor

Football grounds reflect the soul of the community and their disappearance from historic locations across the country strikes at the heart of the game • Football stadiums, then and now: interactive quiz (part 1) • Football stadiums, then and now: interactive quiz (part 2) Moss Side, on a dank, inhospitable November’s morning. On Blue Moon Way, mums and dads are on the school run outside Divine Mercy Primary. The house …

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Tottenham’s two-goal Harry Kane leads way in 4-1 defeat of West Ham

Predictions have been pretty pointless so far in this topsy-turvy Premier League season but much more of this and people are going to start backing Tottenham Hotspur for a Champions League finish. After the encouragement of the performance, if not entirely the result, in the 1-1 draw at Arsenal before the international break they swatted aside a West Ham team who have made a habit of rousing themselves for the big away games. Related: …

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Norman Giller, football reporter who became a ghostwriting maestro

His autobiography is his 100th book… and it probably won’t be his last As a former scriptwriter on television’s long-running This Is Your Life, I am sure Norman Giller would like to have heard its most famous presenter, Eamonn Andrews, intoning his list of achievements: “Football reporter, ghostwriter, publicist, scriptwriter, producer, puzzle compiler, quiz setter, sports historian, author, blogger, joker, storyteller, jazz fan, drinker and teetotaller… this is your life…

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How did Joe Cole, once England’s great hope, end up on loan in League One?

Most of us had heard about Joe Cole long before he made his debut for West Ham. He was the child prodigy who was meant to light up the Premier League and break records for England. How did he end up on loan at Coventry City? By Tom Mason for These Football Times , part of the Guardian Sport Network “Yes, actual Joe Cole,” the tweet read. “Seriously, Joe Cole. The real Joe Cole.” Coventry …

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West Ham have ‘unbreakable option’ over Manuel Lanzini, warns David Sullivan

• Argentine is on a season-long loan from United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira • Co-chairman Sullivan says ‘any other team’s interest is irrelevant’ The West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has warned off rival clubs interested in signing their rising star Manuel Lanzini. The Argentinian midfielder is reportedly a target for Liverpool after his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Lanzini has scored four goals so far …

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West Ham and Chelsea fined for bad-tempered Premier League clash

• FA fine West Ham £40,000 and Chelsea £50,000 after misconduct charges • Both clubs admitted charges after stormy Upton Park game on 24 October West Ham and Chelsea have been fined £40,000 and £50,000 respectively by the Football Association following last month’s clash at Upton Park. Both clubs admitted misconduct charges of failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during West Ham’s 2-1 win . The two clubs have also been severely warned as to their future…

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West Ham striker Diafra Sakho will not face charges over alleged assault

• Senegal international was arrested in August • Police investigation clears Sakho of any wrongdoing West Ham’s Diafra Sakho will not face any charges after being arrested in August on suspicion of making threats to kill and intimidating a witness . The Senegal striker Sakho,currently out injured with a thigh strain, was questioned over an alleged domestic assault in August but a statement released by his management company on Tuesday confirmed that no action will be taken against…

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Chelsea’s José Mourinho charged with misconduct for West Ham dismissal

• Mourinho could be banned from dugout against Liverpool • Coach Silvino Louro also charged, and Chelsea for failing to control players José Mourinho has been left fretting over whether he will be permitted in the home dugout against Liverpool on Saturday after the Football Association charged the Chelsea manager with misconduct following his dismissal at Upton Park . Mourinho, who is already appealing against a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for suggesting …

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Pressure grows on José Mourinho as Chelsea forget themselves at West Ham

• Blues manager could yet face FA charge for comments made to referee Jon Moss • Decision not to attend post-match press conference will draw Premier League ire On the only other occasion when West Ham United scored first against José Mourinho’s Chelsea, way back in April 2006 , they ended up losing 4-1 against 10 men. When Mauro Zárate rammed in West Ham’s opening goal on Saturday the mind drifted back to that awesome …

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West Ham v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Live updates on the Premier League match at Upton Park Saturday scoreboard: follow all the day’s goals Tweet @timmyhilleh or email tim.hill@guardian.co.uk 2.24pm BST West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Tomkins, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini, Payet, Zarate, Sakho. Subs: Randolph, Carroll, Valencia, Obiang, Ogbonna, Jelavic, Antonio. Chelsea: Begovic, Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Ramires, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Baba, Oscar, Falcao, Mikel, Traore, Amelia, Loftus-Cheek. 2.23pm BST Chelsea are the champions, but they …

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The Guardian view on Premier League ticket prices: filching from the fans | Editorial

Just because supporters are prepared to pay enormous sums, it doesn’t mean clubs are right to charge them. It’s time for big clubs to share some of the bounty with the fanbase on which they’re built For its match against Chelsea tomorrow at Upton Park, West Ham is charging under-16s £46 – for that extraordinary sum, the child will be offered a restricted view. Adult tickets for the same game…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 92
2 Manchester City 69
3 Chelsea 60
4 Leicester City 59
5 Manchester United 58
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 52
7 Sheffield United 51
8 Arsenal 50
9 Tottenham Hotspur 49
10 Burnley 49
11 Everton 45
12 Southampton 44
13 Newcastle United 43
14 Crystal Palace 42
15 Brighton & Hov… 36
16 West Ham United 31
17 Watford 31
18 AFC Bournemouth 28
19 Aston Villa 27
20 Norwich City 21

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