West Ham vs Wolves preview: can Slaven Bilic's Hammers carry unbeaten form into the FA Cup?

A look ahead to the FA Cup third round tie at Upton Park

Matthew Adams
Friday 08 January 2016 18:53
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic reacts on the touchline
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic reacts on the touchline

It’s a big game for…

Dimitri Payet: Payet was in sensational form for the Hammers before suffering an ankle injury in December. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, will be looking to give the Frenchman some game time and back into form for the remainder of the season.

Weird /best stat…

1910 – The year of the first ever meeting between the two clubs, an FA Cup Second Round match which West Ham won 5-1.

Remember when…

David Connolly scored against his former club to put West Ham 3-1 in front at Molineux in the FA Cup Fourth Round in 2004?

Player to watch…

Jordan Graham: The Wolves winger has really caught the eye since making his debut for the club at Ipswich Town in November. He is an excellent set piece taker and has five assists to his name in just nine appearances.

Past three-meetings…

West Ham 2 (Zubar O.G, Sears) Wolves 0 Premier League, January 2011

Wolves 1 (Jarvis) West Ham 1 (Noble pen) Premier League, October 2010

West Ham 1 (Franco) Wolves 3 (Doyle, Zubar, Jarvis) Premier League, February 2010

Form guide (all competitions)…

West Ham: D D D W W

Wolves: L L W W W

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3pm, Saturday 9th January

TV: Highlights Match of the Day BBC 1, 10.25pm

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