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West Ham v Southampton preview

West Ham have early-season injury problems and could be without as many as six first-team players when they welcome Southampton to Upton Park on Saturday.

Diafra Sakho scored on his home debut against Sheffield United on Tuesday but was substituted with a back complaint and is now a doubt, with Matt Jarvis (thigh), Carl Jenkinson and James Collins (both hamstring) all ruled out by manager Sam Allardyce.

Captain Kevin Nolan (shoulder) and club-record signing Andy Carroll (ankle) are out for longer, with many of the side who sat out the Capital One Cup defeat to the Blades likely to return.

Southampton midfielder Lloyd Isgrove is almost certain to miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to West Ham.Saints boss Ronald Koeman has revealed Isgrove is "not in a good physical way to play" after lasting only 30 minutes of the Capital One Cup tie against Millwall.

Otherwise Koeman has a fully fit squad to select from with no fresh injury concerns.