Southampton v West Ham United: All you need to know

Felipe Anderson celebrates scoring at Southampton

Where and when?

Southampton v West Ham United
Premier League
St Mary's Stadium
Saturday 14 December 2019, 5.30pm GMT

How to follow

Sky Sports


  • This match will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports. If you live overseas, you can check broadcast listings in your territory by clicking here.
  • Live match updates will be provided through the official West Ham Twitter account.
  • You can also follow the game live via our Matchday Blog on
  • You can also follow the match on our official Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat channels.
  • Live audio commentary will be available on and our official mobile app, as well as talkSPORT and BBC London.

Meet the opposition

Danny Ings celebrates scoring for Southampton


Nickname: The Saints
Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl
League position: 18th
Leading goalscorer: Danny Ings (11 goals)
Last five games: LWWDL

Southampton head into Saturday's game in the bottom three, but within striking distance of the clubs ahead of them.

That's a scenario they would have taken on 25 October, when a 9-0 home defeat to Leicester City had them wondering what this season would hold.

Since then, they've beaten fellow strugglers Watford and Norwich City, as well as taking a point from Arsenal to ensure they would not be cut adrift.

Danny Ings has hit form in that time too, scoring in each of his last five games to take his tally for the season to an already-impressive eleven.

Team news

Jack Wilshere

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that a number of first-team players are on their way back to full fitness, but that Jack Wilshere is currently contending with a groin injury.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference as his side prepare to take on Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday evening, the Chilean confirmed that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini – sidelined with hip and shoulder injuries respectively – are continuing on the road to recovery,

Long-serving defender Winston Reid, meanwhile, has been working with the first-team squad after garnering match minutes with the U23s and his international side, New Zealand, over the last two months.

Elsewhere, Issa Diop and Sebastien Haller will hope to earn recalls to the starting XI, while Aaron Cresswell has been training in full after coming off with a knock in Monday's home defeat by Arsenal and should be available to face the Saints.

Did you know?


Southampton has been nicknamed 'The Saints' since its formation in 1885 due to its history as a church football team, founded as St Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association.

What they say

All of us know that we need results. We need to return to being a consistent and solid team in the way we did against Chelsea

Manuel Pellegrini

Match officials

Martin Atkinson

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistant referees: Lee Betts, Daniel Cook
Fourth Official: Robert Jones
VAR: Jonathan Moss
Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday

Last time out

The Hammers completed a Premier League double against the Saints last season by defeating them 3-0 in their final London Stadium game of the campaign in May.

Marko Arnautovic scored twice before Ryan Fredericks rounded off the scoring with his debut West Ham goal.

That followed a 2-1 festive come-from-behind victory at St Mary's, secured thanks to a Felipe Anderson double.

How to get there

St Mary's Stadiium

By train

Southampton is served by Southampton Central Railway Station, which is approximately a mile from the stadium - roughly a 20 minute walk.

Please note that industrial action South Western Railway will affect services on Saturday. Please click here for the latest information.

By road

Southampton advise fans not to travel by private car into the surrounding areas of the city. Due to parking restrictions operating on a matchday they recommend making use of public transport wherever possible. However, if you do choose to drive to St Mary’s Stadium you can make use of a local City Council car park. Click here for details.