West Ham take on Wolves in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegrini is searching for his first league win of the season, after losing to Liverpool, Bournemouth and Arsenal in August.

The Irons sit bottom of the table so far, but showed signs of progression against the Gunners at the Emirates.

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They took the lead in that game but let it slip to hand Unai Emery his first win as Arsenal manager.

The Hammers underwent massive change this summer and the transition period is still very much in effect.

On Saturday Wolves come to town, and the fixture represents a real chance for three much needed points.

Wolves have shown themselves to be a decent side so far, and the Midlands club certainly boast some threats. Here are some of those threats that West Ham need to watch out for on Saturday…

Willy Boly

The huge French defender scored against Manchester City last weekend and is most definitely a big danger from set pieces.

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He must be tracked tightly; perhaps that’s a job for the towering Issa Diop, who will hopefully start.

Ruben Neves

Perhaps the most obvious Wolves threat at the moment is Ruben Neves.

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The Portuguese playmaker has wonderful vision and is particularly dangerous shooting from range.

He needs to be pressed and disrupted as often as possible; Jack Wilshere could be the best counter.

Diogo Jota

Jota is definitely a player to be wary of.

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The winger is fast, direct and unpredictable given that he’s been playing as part of a midfield three.

He’ll need to be tracked by either a Declan Rice or a Carlos Sanchez depending who plays.

Raul Jimenez

Jimenez has shown signs that he can be a danger to opposition defences in the three matches he’s played so far.

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The Mexican, who is on loan from Benfica, appears to be the very definition of ‘a handful’.

The 6ft 3in striker is burly and admirably industrious, and won’t give the West Ham backline a moment’s rest on Saturday.

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