The evening kick off on Saturday will see us up against a West ham side who only narrowly lost to Man City at the Etihad in midweek.
Despite West Ham's comfortable 3-0 win against us back in December, we do still possess a good record, especially in recent years against the Hammers. Our form over the past six weeks has placed us in the higher ranks of the form table thanks to one defeat in the last six matches, winning four of those in the process. In addition, we have only lost one game in the past nine matches against teams outside of the top six.
Going back to last season, it was ourselves that came away with all three points after going from behind early on which made a great day from our first visit to the London Stadium. The win ended nearly two months without a win in December 2017.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 54
West Ham wins: 41
Newcastle wins: 19
West Ham wins: 12
Premier League at West Ham
Newcastle wins: 8
West Ham wins: 8
Previous ten (all competitions)
Newcastle wins: 5 (13 goals)
West Ham wins: 3 (10 goals)
Biggest win: West Ham 3 - 5 Newcastle United (20/02/1960)
Biggest defeat: West Ham 8 - 1 Newcastle United (21/04/1986)
Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 7 - 1 West Ham (2-1 and 5-0: 2010/11 season)
Biggest aggregate defeat: Newcastle United 2 - 10 West Ham (1-2 and 8-1: 1985/86 season).
West Ham 1 - 3 Newcastle United - 18/01/2014 (Premier League)
Moussa Sissoko: Assisted Remy's goal to put Newcastle two goals ahead after 33 minutes. Sissoko made up in this way for the golden chance he missed a moment beforehand after being set through on goal by Cabaye.
Yohan Cabaye: Scored in each half which proved to be the difference. Newcastle's final win at Upton Park was confirmed when Cabaye scored a free kick, in off the post, in the fifth minute of added time. This match became Cabaye's last for the club as he moved to PSG who, a few weeks later, were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona. It felt as if he left Newcastle because the owner's ambition did not match his as he was perfectly capable of playing for a side with realistic expectations of winning trophies. After leaving the Magpies, only 13 more points were achieved from the remaining 16 matches as Europa League qualification slipped from our grasp in the second half of the season.
Yoan Gouffran: Assisted Cabaye's first goal in the first half. This was Gouffran's first full season at the club and probably his best in the Premier League. In the weeks before Christmas, he put in great performances and scored in five consecutive home matches. His best season in black and white, however, became his last as he gave Championship defences a torrid time in the 2016/17 season.
Loic Remy: Doubled the lead after 33 minutes to round off an excellent move. Good time passing in the midfield from Tiote and Anita. Sissoko's first touch sent him away on the right wing with a chance of a cross and he picked out Remy perfectly. The French international then chested the ball down and confidently converted. As the game approached the closing stages, Remy came off for Hatem Ben Arfa. The exciting player was fouled by former teammate, Andy Carroll to give away the free kick which led to Cabaye's second and Newcastle's conclusive third.