Tomkins in for Hammers

West Ham defender James Tomkins comes into the team for the Premier League clash against Portsmouth in place of Danny Gabbidon today, who was out with a hamstring problem.

West Ham defender James Tomkins comes into the team for the Premier League clash against Portsmouth in place of Danny Gabbidon today, who was out with a hamstring problem.

Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami is back on the bench following a knee injury for the clash between the two clubs who propped up the table at the start of the Christmas period.

Pompey, encouraged by their win over Liverpool the previous week, still have David James out with a calf injury so Asmir Begovic continues in goal.

Avram Grant has drafted in Hayden Mullins to play against his former club, while Aruna Dindane is also recalled, with Kevin-Prince Boateng and Hassan Yebda on the bench.

West Ham: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Collison, Kovac, Parker, Diamanti, Noble, Franco.

Subs: Stech, Jimenez, Spector, Behrami, Da Costa, Nouble, Stanislas.

Portsmouth: Begovic, Finnan, Kaboul, Ben-Haim, Hreidarsson, O’Hara, Brown, Mullins, Belhadj, Piquionne, Dindane.

Subs: Ashdown, Diop, Utaka, Boateng, Kanu, Yebda, Wilson.

Referee: Lee Probert.

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