the tale of the tape doesn't make particularly comforting reading either:
West Ham loan signing Tomas Soucek faces three weeks out after sustaining a hip injury.
Ryan Fredericks had surgery on his damaged shoulder ligaments earlier this week and is expected to be out for around six weeks.
and it looks like we're selling Holland in the summer despite him scoring for fun on loan at Oxford.
West Ham are looking for a fifth consecutive league win over Southampton.
The Hammers have won 17 Premier League games against Southampton, more than against any other side.
The last three meetings at the London Stadium have ended 3-0, with West Ham winning on the two most recent occasions.
West Ham have lost four of their last five league games and are winless in seven.
They won their first two competitive fixtures under David Moyes, but are since winless in eight matches in all competitions (D2, L6).
The Hammers have earned just 12 points at the London Stadium this season - no other Premier League side has picked up fewer points at home.
They have lost their last 17 Premier League games when conceding the first goal, the longest current run in the division.
In all, West Ham have dropped an unrivalled 22 points from leading positions in the Premier League this season.
The Hammers have used 28 players in the Premier League in 2019-20 - only Tottenham have used more.
Jarrod Bowen has finished on the losing team in all nine of his Premier League appearances: seven for Hull City, two for West Ham. (he's going to turn out to be the buy of the season if this stat doesn't change soon)
Saints have won a league-high 59% of their points away from home this term - 20 from 34.
They are bidding for a seventh away win this season, which would equal the club's top-flight record.
Southampton are aiming to keep consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since October 2018.
Only Liverpool and Manchester City have earned more points over the last 10 Premier League games than Southampton's 19.