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Sunday 4 December 2016

Bilic wary of Cherries threat

Hammers boss, Slaven Bilic, believes the newly-promoted Cherries were unlucky in their opening losses to Aston Villa and Liverpool
Hammers boss, Slaven Bilic, believes the newly-promoted Cherries were unlucky in their opening losses to Aston Villa and Liverpool

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is wary of a Bournemouth backlash in today's Premier League clash at Upton Park.

The Hammers boss believes the newly-promoted Cherries were unlucky in their opening losses to Aston Villa and Liverpool, when a controversial Christian Benteke goal denied Eddie Howe's side.

West Ham, meanwhile, followed up a win at title-chasing Arsenal with defeat at home to Leicester. "I watched both games and of course you can say they deserved something from each one of them," Bilic said of Bournemouth.

"They weren't second best in the first game against Villa and at Anfield the game was very even.

"Okay, Liverpool had better chances, they scored a goal, they hit the bar, had a couple of blocked shots, but in open play it was Bournemouth for me. They were a bit unlucky.

"I expect a very dynamic game. I expect a physical game but also, on the other hand, I saw the way they are passing the ball. Their first idea is always to pass the ball.

"They play good football. They are mixing it, but every time they get a chance to pass they pass it."

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