West Ham and Southampton will both be looking for some festive cheer as they face off in the capital on Boxing Day.

One win in six for West Ham and no wins in six for the Southampton means this Christmas clash could have a real edge to it.

David Moyes’ side bowed out of the Carabao Cup in midweek and the Scottish boss is expected to ring the changes.

Lukasz Fabianksi is back in goal with Vladimir Coufal also returning from suspension but Moyes could be without key men at both ends.

Aaron Cresswell has now been ruled out until 2022 with West Ham star striker Michail Antonio rated as doubtful by Moyes.

As for Southampton, Ralph Hasenhuttl is desperate to kick start them over Christmas but his own options are also limited.

Both Adam and Stuart Armstrong will face a late check with star man Che Adams out until at least January.

Kick off in this one is 3pm on Boxing Day at the London Stadium.

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