Brighton & Hove Albion-West Ham United Preview
West Ham manager warned Brighton and Hove Albion fans they are lucky to have head coach Graham Potter ahead of the clash between the pair at the London Stadium.
The Hammers remain fourth in the league despite successive domestic defeats, most recently going down 2-1 to reigning champions Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Brighton are down in ninth after being held to a goalless draw by Leeds United - a result greeted by boos from the home crowd - but Moyes was quick to support his opposite number.
"They are really lucky to have Graham Potter as manager and you shouldn't forget that," said Moyes. "We all get booed at times in our career. You just have to move on and I'm sure Graham knows what he is doing more than the people who booed.
"Every team who plays Brighton understands that they can cause you problems. They play with a really good style and have made a good start to the season.
"I think Graham Potter has done a really good job. They have gone about their work really well."
Only Newcastle United (13) are on a longer winless run than the Seagulls, who have not tasted victory in eight games now, as Potter returned the favour in complimenting Moyes' work.
"David Moyes has done fantastic, to be competing well in Europe and still be in the top four of the Premier League, it's amazing what they have done.
"When you have that type of opponent it's a challenge but we've had some good performances in London and we have to go and play well.
"Our challenge is to maintain that performance level from the Leeds game and if we do that we'll give ourselves a chance."
West Ham - Michail Antonio
Michail Antonio has scored six times in 12 Premier League appearances this term, though he has now not found the net in four games. He also leads West Ham's charts for chances created (23).
Brighton and Hove Albion - Neal Maupay
Neal Maupay (-5.9) is one of only two players in the Premier League who have scored at least five fewer goals than their expected goals tally, along with Chelsea's Timo Werner. Maupay has netted 12 goals in the competition in this period, despite having an expected goals total of 17.9.
- West Ham United have lost their last two Premier League matches, not losing more consecutively since a three-game losing between March and June 2020, one of only two previous instances the Hammers have lost three in a row under David Moyes (also in March 2018).
- 12.1% of Brighton's Premier League games have finished 0-0 (20/165), the highest percentage of games to finish goalless in the competition's history.
- This will be David Moyes' 50th Premier League home game in charge of West Ham (W22 D14 L13), only the third manager to reach that particular milestone for the Hammers in the competition, after Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce. The Hammers average 1.63 goals per Premier League home game under the Scotsman, their best such ratio under any manager in the competition.
- West Ham are unbeaten in their last seven midweek (Tue, Wed, Thu) Premier League games (W4 D3), winning each of the last four in a row. The Hammers had lost nine of their previous 11 such games prior to this run (W2).
- Having failed to win any of their first 11 Premier League games played on Wednesdays (D6 L5), Brighton won their last such match on this day, beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield in February.
Updated November 30, 2021