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West Ham v Aston Villa live match stream

Our live stream ahead of Monday night’s Premier League match West Ham v Aston Villa is now up, kicking off at 8:00pm.

You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more

In each side’s previous game, West Ham moved up to eighth in the Premier League table thanks to Sebastien Haller’s rocket at Sheffield United; Blades remain winless and will have to make Premier League history if they are to avoid relegation.

Villa lost 2-1 Brighton. Danny Welbeck scored his first Brighton goal to help the Seagulls to their second Premier League win of the season, despite Tariq Lamptey’s late red card; Ezri Konsa replies for Aston Villa but they lose third successive home game.

The first question to West Ham boss David Moyes is on Antonio…“He’s joined in in training a couple of days. We’re trying to see how he is. It’s just great to get him back out on the training pitch with us at the moment.”We want competition for places and I think we’ve got that now. Hopefully when he gets that opportunity we’ll be ready, but we’ve got good competition for places at the moment.”

On Aston Villa and West Ham’s improvement this season…“The last game of the season Villa came to the London Stadium needing something to stay up. I think it shows the improvement of both sides.”We’re pleased with the way the players have gone about it. We’ve picked up where we left off and picked up some big points in what has been a really difficult opening period.”

On the return of supporters to London Stadium…“It’s great news for anybody who loves football. We were really looking forward to getting supporters back into the Stadium. We’d have liked to have had more, but it’s a start. Hopefully the quicker we can get to bigger numbers, the better.”

On the late, great Diego Maradona…“I was trying to remember what my first memory of him was. I was trying to come through the Scottish youth team and he was in the Argentina U18s. He was fantastic.”With Dubai in Manchester United, he met the players and I was really thrilled to meet him there. It was a great experience.”

On the improvement in standards…“We’ve had a lot of confidence from the start. We’ve felt like we’re improving. I see it daily in training and with that victories have come and we’ve got some points from it.”

On Seb Haller’s form…“The three games that Antonio’s been out, Seb’s played and we’re really pleased with what he’s done. We wanted goals from him, we wanted assists and we wanted really good general play. I’m looking forward to having both him and Michy firing.”

On Aston Villa’s impressive form so far this season…“I think they were at the top of the league for a spell, Aston Villa, and it just shows you how quickly football can change. They’ve had some really good recruitment this summer and I think that’s given them a really good chance of finishing strongly.”

On Aston Villa’s impressive form so far this season…“I think they were at the top of the league for a spell, Aston Villa, and it just shows you how quickly football can change. They’ve had some really good recruitment this summer and I think that’s given them a really good chance of finishing strongly.”

On Ross Barkley’s injury and team news… Dean Smith said:

“Ross obviously got a hamstring injury against Brighton so he’s going to be out for 2-3 weeks.

“Nothing more than that, it’s not as bad as what we first feared.

“He should be back in 2-3 weeks, he’s done a week already, obviously.

“We signed Ross because he’s a quality player and if you have quality players come out of your team it’s going to affect you a little bit.

“Plus we’ve got nobody similar to Ross in terms of how he plays. So it will be a loss.

“But we won our first two games without Ross as well, so we certainly haven’t lost sight of that.

“Kortney Hause is back in training, this game probably comes too soon for him. Same for Fred Guilbert.

“We’re hoping Keinan Davis is on the training pitch on Sunday.”

On the reasons for Villa’s impressive away form…

“Very good play, lots of hard work, we’ve been very, very organised away from home.

“In general this season we’ve been very well organised, there’s a really good work-ethic and team spirit there.

“I think all those ingredients get the performances we desire.”

Villa’s progression since securing top-flight survival on last visit to London Stadium…

“I don’t think I’m surprised by how much both teams have developed (Villa and West Ham).

“We both started Project Restart with the threat of relegation from the Premier League, both clubs survived. West Ham obviously survived earlier than ourselves.

“We’ve both built on it, we both worked very hard in Project Restart, we’ve both started the season well.

“It makes for a really intriguing game between two teams whom probably people have raised eyebrows seeing us in the positions we’re in.”

On Villa’s results this season…

“I feel we’ve been pretty consistent all season.

“You look at results, and with the exception of the Leeds game, I thought Leeds were better than us on the day, we played a typical Leeds game and went toe-to-toe with them and they were better than us at that.

“I found the Southampton game a bit of a freak result with three set-pieces and a 25-yarder into the top corner, which very rarely happens.

“And then we’ve had the Brighton game, which is the one which has probably disappointed me the most without the ball.

“I thought we were dull and I said to the players I was disappointed. But there are mitigating factors, we couldn’t work with the team until the day before because people had been away on international duty but it’s the same for other teams.

“But, saying that, on the ball I was quite pleased with us. Ross went off early, we put Bertrand (Traore) on, we created some great opportunities that, on another day, if we’d had taken we’d have won the game comfortably.”


West Ham United Premier League form: WDDLWW
Aston Villa Premier League form: WWLLWL


West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku; Bowen, Haller, Fornals

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish


Jack Grealish Anytime Goalscorer – 14/5 with FanTeam

Aston Villa have really kicked on after a relegation-threatened first season back in the Premier League. A loss to Brighton last time out took the shine off the 3-0 triumph over Arsenal but Villa still look like a side pushing for a top-half spot.

Their star man, unsurprisingly, has been Jack Grealish. The England international (at last) has been pivotal to Villa’s success and is usually involved whenever they score. Should Aston Villa breach the West Ham defence, Grealish stands a good chance of being the man to do it.

Mark Lawrenson predicts: West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa

Right time to take a look at our West Ham v Aston Villa live match stream as it happens with kick off at 8:00pm BST on Monday…

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