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Sam Allardyce will have rested easy over the international break.
Six points from three games is an excellent start to the Premier League season for the Hammers.
The acquisition of Andy Carroll on a season-long loan seemed to rejuvenate the side against Fulham. With the England international leading the attack, a sense of hard work and determination swept over the rest of the team.
Interestingly, Carroll's height didn't lead to endless punts up the pitch. Instead, Allardyce's side passed confidently and fed the 23-year-old when appropriate.
Against Norwich, the side from Upton Park will be without their new arrival. A hamstring injury has left Carroll sidelined for six weeks (via BBC Sport). Other key players will have to impose themselves more readily on the game.
Both sides are fancied for relegation at the end of the season. Chris Hughton's tenure as Norwich manager still doesn't include a Premier League win. In front of the Carrow Road crowd pressure is starting to build.
Anything other than victory for the Canaries could signal panic. Even at this stage of the season these so-called "six-pointers" must be overcome with a decent result.
Key Battle: Robert Snodgrass vs Kevin Nolan
Both of these players have the ability to win the match. Personal duels in the midfield must be won here. If Snodgrass or Nolan are allowed to get forward, the other team will be in trouble. The West Ham man in particular should be watched. He's scored two goals in three games this Premier League season and will be out to get more in Carroll's absence.