Ahhh the Premier League, the Best League in the Universe™, a thrill-a-minute, any-team-can-beat-any-team footballing utopia - once your team is there, you've made it as a fan. Super Sunday, Soccer Saturday, Monday Night Football, that weird thing on BT Sports where they spend an hour earnestly discussing tweets that fans have sent in - it's wall to wall coverage, the fun never ends. Well, apart from the international breaks after every three games that kill any momentum in the season and leave you weighing up whether or not to force yourself to sit through Jake Livermore and Tammy Abraham donkeying around Wembley, overhitting passes and falling over their own feet. Still, at least on Sunday, we can return to the Premier League rollercoaster and this time ride it uninterrupted all the way into the New Year. All aboard! This weekend's visitors to our authentic, old school football ground are charmless cockneys The 'Ammers. They used to play at Upton Park but their fans overwhelmingly voted to move to a disused athletics stadium as it's the kind of thing they thought a "big club" would do. They've spent most of their time at their new stadium fighting each other in the stands to prove how much they care about The Irons, before leaving after 70 minutes to beat the rush after yet another thrashing at home. Even dopey ogre Andy Carroll has noticed this, with all the empty white seats putting him off his core business of elbowing defenders, thus prompting him to issue a rallying cry this week for the West Ham fans to be more like Palace's: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...early-crystal-palace-late-goals-a8039731.html. Anyway, a trip to the Vic on Sunday should remind them what a proper football stadium looks like and what they chose to throw away in their futile pursuit of becoming London's fifth or sixth biggest team. West Ham will undoubtedly be buoyed by the appointment of the innovative, up-and-coming manager Davey Moyes. This cheerful Scot was highly sought after following his successful spells at Sunderland, Real Sociedad and Manchester United, where his teams were renowned for playing some fast-paced, cutting edge football. If that wasn't enough to worry about, the Bubble Blowers have also hired former Watford stalwart Billy McKinlay as one of their assistant managers, alongside Stuart "Psycho" Pearce and one time West Brom caretaker Alan Irvine. Make no mistake, this is a formidable collection of British coaching innovators, I mean when did Guardiola or Mourinho ever think about putting a goalkeeper upfront in a game they needed to win to get into Europe? Some early team news - lots of players are injured for us. Prodl did play 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly so should be available for some proper games around January time. No word on Kabasele who didn't feature in the Belgium squad after being injured against Everton. Gomes should be fit after his own knock in the same game, but it's not a problem if he's not, as Karnezis bounced back with a top performance for Croatia against Greece: https://twitter.com/yunanfutbolu/status/928713921518882817 Andre Carrillo will be flying back from Peru's playoff second leg against New Zealand in the early hours of Thursday, so may or may not fancy playing, same as Winston Reid for them. Luckily, the rest of our squad aren't good enough to get in their respective national teams, so we'll have had two uninterrupted weeks to work on defending corners, just like we did before the Stoke game. Deeney is still suspended for squashing Joe Allen's head in so Okaka should make the bench again. Their top scorer Javier Hernandez went off injured with a hamstring strain whilst playing for Mexico at the weekend so is a doubt but more worrying for us is that bogeyman Michail Antonio is available - he's got six goals in his last seven games against us, spanning appearances for Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and West Ham. Prediction: It's going to be another game where we come up against a team with no intention of playing any football as Moyes won't want to lose his first game so will set up to frustrate, time-waste and nick one from a set piece via Antonio. It's going to be Stoke all over again, time to see if Silva can come up with a blueprint to beat this type of dross, or whether we'll once again get sucked down to their level.