West Ham travel to Newcastle United this weekend, aiming to reverse a run of two games without a win.
Following last weekend’s 4-0 thumping at home to Manchester City, West Ham need to bounce back.
Newcastle have now overtaken the Hammers after winning three games on the bounce.
And Rafa Benitez’s men will be high on confidence going into their home clash with West Ham.
The Magpies have several dangerous players that West Ham need to be aware of this weekend. And here are three in-form Newcastle men that West Ham must keep quiet.
After signing from relegated Swansea City in the summer, Fernandez has been a revelation at Newcastle.
The Argentinian defender is solid at the back; he wins almost everything in the air and is strong in the tackle.
And the 29-year-old is also a threat from set-pieces with a goal to his name already this season.
Marko Arnautovic will have to be at his best to win his personal battle with in-form defender Fernandez.
Ki is the unsung hero in Newcastle’s revival. Since his inclusion in the team, the Magpies have suddenly started winning games.
The South Korea international is quiet but effective in the middle of the park.
With his composure on the ball and expert passing ability, Ki keeps the game ticking and sets up chances for his attackers.
Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang will have to ensure the 29-year-old’s influence is limited.
Rondon’s game is well-known in the Premier League; the physical centre-forward is a presence up top and he is a handful for defenders.
Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop are starting to get used to the Premier League but Rondon poses a unique threat.
The Hammers defence must not shy away from the physical battle with the Venezuela international.
And they must also be cautious that the 29-year-old’s role is to bring others, like Ayoze Perez, into the game.