Kevin Keen's reserve side will look to extend their unbeaten run to five games when they take on Chelsea at Bishop's Stortford on Monday night.
Having won 8-0 in their last outing at Derby County a fortnight ago, confidence is high among the second string with the likes of England youth international defender James Tomkins and Wales Under-21 midfielder Jack Collison particularly impressing this season. There will also be an opportunity for the likes of Christian Dailly and Hogan Ephraim to get 90 minutes under their belt ahead of a busy period for the first team.
The unbeaten run began with a 1-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur on 9 October before 1-1 and 2-2 draws away and at home against Fulham and Arsenal respectively. Then came that Derby demolition - with Collison and Ephraim joined on the scoresheet by Kyel Reid and Scott Parker while there were two goals apiece for Junior Stanislas and Dean Ashton.
Return to whufc.com later on Monday for regular updates from Bishop's Stortford against a Chelsea side that boasted Michael Ballack in their last reserve outing a fortnight ago. Victory would move Keen's team up to third from sixth in the ten-team Premier Reserve League while defeat would allow their eighth-placed west London rivals to close to within two points and one place.
The match gets under way at 7pm, with admission at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions. Any fans wishing to attend should note the full address: Bishop's Stortford FC, Woodside Park, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 5GZ.
West Ham United squad
Jimmy Walker, Marek Stech, Ashley Miller, Joe Widdowson, Jordan Spence, James Tomkins, Bondz 'Gala, Christian Dailly, Ryan O'Neill, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Jack Collison, Tom Harvey, Anthony Edgar, Junior Stansislas, Zavon Hines, Hogan Ephraim, Ben Hunt