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Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Upton Park

Cheikhou Kouyate, in action for Anderlecht in the Champions League, has signed a four-year deal at the Boleyn Ground

West Ham sign Cheikhou Kouyate: Who is the £7 million midfielder and what can the fans expect?

The versatile Senegalese international has signed a four-year deal to become the Hammers' second signing of the summer. Here, we take a detailed look at Sam Allardyce's new signing.

Teddy Sheringham is another famous veteran

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan defends appointment of Teddy Sheringham as attacking coach as he reveals former striker was Sam Allardyce's choice

Claims that Sheringham's arrival undermined Allardyce's position as manager have been rubbished by Sullivan who insists the team will benefit from his impact

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Premier League fixtures 2014-15: A complete guide to next season's race for the title as Manchester City prepare to defend crown

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Stewart Downing celebrates with Andy Carroll and Mark Noble after scoring West Ham's second in the 2-0 win over Tottenham

West Ham fixtures 2014-15: Hammers tasked with difficult festive run as they travel to Chelsea before hosting Arsenal in all-London clashes

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Teddy Sheringham is another famous veteran

Teddy Sheringham joins West Ham: Former striker joins Hammers in bid to provide 'entertainment'

Sheringham scored 28 goals in 78 league games for the Hammers in a three-year spell for the club

Sam Allardyce in typically furious form on the sideline

West Ham transfer news: Mauro Zarate returns to the Premier League after agreeing three-year deal

The midfielder had impressed in the division for Birmingham in 2008

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce promises to learn from this season in effort to produce a more entertaining West Ham and improve on last season's disappointment

Allardyce held on to his job after meeting with the Hammers board but must show an improvement next season after a difficult campaign

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce keeps job but told to provide ‘more entertainment’ at West Ham

Fans resorted to booing Allardyce even when they won due to their disliking of his defensive tactics

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 match report: No panic as City allowed a final-day stroll to second Premier League title in three years

Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri scored for City in victory at the Etihad

Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany celebrate scoring for Manchester City

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 player ratings: Could any match captain Vincent Kompany on City's title-winning day?

Man-for-man marking for the season-ending match at the Etihad Stadium

Manuel Pellegrini looks on from the touchline during Manchester City's 2-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday which secured them the Premier League title
Sergio Aguero starts for Man City

Manchester City v West Ham United team news: Sergio Aguero starts for City

Former Liverpool players Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing start for Hammers

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini urges his troops on

Manchester City v West Ham United: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Etihad

Sam Allardyce has the backing of the West Ham players despite threat of end-of-season axe, says captain Kevin Nolan

Allardyce has admitted himself that he does not know if he will remain the Hammers' manager beyond the end of the season

Sam Allardyce in typically furious form on the sideline

Manchester City v West Ham: Sam Allardyce admits he does not know where his future lies but reminds West Ham where he's taken them during his reign

Allardyce says the Hammers were 'down and out' in the Championship when he managed to get them promoted at the first time of asking, following reports he will be sacked

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?