West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time, team news

West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time, team news

West Ham United play host to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday as they return to the London Stadium for their third game of the Premier League season.

The Hammers have struggled so far, losing two out of two. On the opening weekend they fell to a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City, and last time out it was a disappointing 1-0 loss at newly promoted Nottingham Forest.

There was some positivity in midweek though, as Gianluca Scamacca netted on his first start in a 3-1 win over Viborg in the Europa Conference League play-off. Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio were also back on the scoresheet, adding confidence to a rather downbeat squad.

This weekend’s opponents Brighton have been in fine form to start the season, winning at Old Trafford for the first time as they beat Manchester United by two goals to one, and then holding the much improved Newcastle United to a 0-0 draw last weekend.

The Hammers have never beaten The Seagulls in the Premier League despite having ten attempts to do so. There have been six draws between the sides and Brighton have won the other four, including the 3-1 at the Amex Stadium in May.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know ahead of West Ham vs Brighton, including the team news, what TV channel it’s on, and how to watch it.

Is West Ham vs Brighton on TV and how can I watch it?

Kicking off at 2pm on Sunday 21 August, the Premier League clash falls at a traditional time for television showings, but it won’t be aired live in the UK.

Jarrod Bowen takes on Adam Webster in the game in which West Ham United lost 3-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion in May 2022

There will, however, be full live radio coverage on talkSPORT, and Sky Sports will be releasing highlights of the game on their app around 15-30 mins after the final whistle. For this, you must have an active Sky Sports subscription.

If you’re not around to tune in at 2pm on Sunday, there will be analysis and highlights on BBC Match of the Day 2, which airs on BBC One, Sunday 21 August at 10.30pm.

What is the team news ahead of West Ham vs Brighton?

Italian central defender Angelo Ogbonna is expected to return to the matchday squad this weekend after recovering match fitness against Viborg. New signing Thilo Kehrer could feature after coming off the bench to make his West Ham debut midweek.

Angelo Ogbonna is likely to return to West Ham’s matchday squad this weekend against Brighton & Hove Albion

There are two injuries to contend with, both of which are in central defence. Nayef Aguerd, who was signed from Stade Rennais for £31.5 million this summer, underwent surgery on an ankle injury in late July and he remains unavailable for selection.

Craig Dawson, who played a key role in The Hammers’ success last season, has a problem with his quad and he will face a late fitness test.

Brighton meanwhile have been rather fortunate with injuries so far this campaign and they remain so with just the one absentee heading into this fixture.

Polish international midfielder Jakub Moder, who suffered damage to his knee ligaments last season, has had two bouts of surgery and is out until the new year. Other than that, Graham Potter has a fully fit squad to select from.

How to sign up to Sky Sports and Now TV

You’ll need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports and there are different options to choose from. For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 setup fee.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville. Picture: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football. If you want to go all out and have access to all 8 Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract.

If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership. There are two options to choose from - a monthly subscription which is £33 a month, or a single day subscription which is £11.

On the Now TV website, it will show a sports membership and another option. A daily subscription grants you 24-hour access to 11 sky sports channels, whereas a monthly subscription will allow you to watch all Sky channels whenever you wish, on up to three devices at any given time.

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