West Ham v Sunderland: Probable Starting Line-ups – Emenike set to start

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Emmanuel Emenike of West Ham United celebrates with teammate Cheikhou Kouyate #8 after scoring his team's third goal during The Emirates FA Cup fifth round match between Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United at Ewood park on February 21, 2016 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

West Ham take on Sunderland at Upton Park hoping to build upon their 5-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup 5th round clash last week.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is expected to start Emmanuel Emenike after he bagged a brace in the Blackburn win on his first full debut for the club.

West Ham are of course no strangers to Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce who was in charge of the club until last summer.


Sunderland are currently 19th in the league in the midst of a relegation battle with 12 games remaining. The Hammers are 7th on 40 points and could in theory end the week in 5th place if the other fixtures go their way.

West Ham v Sunderland

Stadium: Upton Park

Kick-Off: 12:45 GMT

West Ham predicted lineup
Adrián, Sam Byram, James Collins, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble, Dimitri Payet, Emmanuel Emenike

Manager: Slaven Bilic

Sunderland predicted lineup
Vito Mannone, Jan Kirchhoff, Lamine Koné, John O’Shea, Patrick van Aanholt, DeAndre Yedlin, Lee Cattermole, Wahbi Khazri, Yann M’Vila, Jermain Defoe, Dame N’Doye

Manager: Sam Allardyce

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