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West Ham United travel to Huddersfield on Saturday looking for back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time in 22 months.

Manuel Pellegrini may face a rejuvenated Huddersfield at the weekend.

But the Chilean has been working hard to instil a “big side” mentality in his team.

Pellegrini wants West Ham to impose themselves on the opposition and play high up the pitch.

There are signs it is slowly coming together too.

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West Ham to adopt different approach?

West Ham had gone three Premier League matches without a victory before getting back to winning ways last time out with a fine 4-2 triumph over Burnley.

Huddersfield got an even bigger monkey off their back, though, with their first win in nearly seven months over Fulham on Monday night.

West Ham can break an even longer run of having not won back-to-back league games since January 2017.

There was a blow for Pellegrini in terms of Huddersfield team news.

That’s because key Terriers midfielder Philip Billing WILL be available to face the Hammers.

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Two up front and going for it

Sky Sports had mistakenly attributed a late yellow card to Billing in their win over Fulham.


That would have been his fifth, ruling him out against West Ham.

But it was an error so Billing will play.

Pellegrini will be going for the win, though, with one big change his side for the trip to the John Smiths Stadium.

That change will see the Hammers go with a different formation and starting XI.

West Ham looked a better threat when they switched to two up front during the win over Burnley.

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Javier Hernandez in for Pedro Obiang

There are doubts over Obiang’s fitness and he has been struggling for a number of weeks, dipping in and out of the side.

With a lack of midfield options Pellegrini will bring Javier Hernandez in to partner Marko Arnautovic.

Robert Snodgrass, Declan Rice, Grady Diangana and Felipe Anderson will form a more conventional midfield four.

It will be crucial both Diangana and Anderson feed Chicharto and Arnautovic.

If they can do that West Ham are big favourites.

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