This week’s combined side is a little trickier because Stoke have only been in the Premier League since 2008 so I only have only been able to select from the past seven years…

GK – Danzelle St-Louis Hamilton

Danzelle St-Louis Hamilton is the player who qualifies best for the goalkeeper position in this team. Even though he has never played a professional game for either side, St-Louis Hamilton spent time with each side’s youth academy.

He developed through the Stoke academy and was released in 2011. His career following his release has not been well documented but it appeared that he either trialled for the Hammers or just played a one-off game because our official account tweeted that he saved a late penalty for our Development Squad in 2014.

It is unclear where the 25-year-old is now.

RB – Sam Westley

Another player to have not made a senior appearance for either side, Sam Westley is a current member of our Development Squad.

Westley spent two sides with Stoke’s academy between 2012 and 2014 and joined his father Terry at West Ham after leaving Stoke.

The 21-year-old right back was an unused sub in the Europa League earlier this year and is currently on loan at VVV Venlo.

CB – Abdoulaye Faye


Playing on the right side of a centre back trio is Abdoulaye Faye. The towering defender spent three years at Stoke, including a stint as captain.

He won Stoke’s Player of the Year in the 2008/09 season. Faye then joined up with us on a free for our Championship year, playing 29 league games as we went straight back up to the Premiership.

Despite playing an important role in our promotion, Faye was not offered a contract extension and joined Hull.

Now aged 37, the former Senegalese international is playing for Malaysian side Sabah FA.

CB – Matthew Upson

Matthew Upson is another centre back that has represented both Stoke and West Ham in the Premier League.

The former Arsenal and Birmingham defender joined West Ham in 2007 for £7.5m.

Upson battled with injuries during his spell at West Ham but also captained us for two years before we were relegated and Allardyce deemed him surplus to requirements. Upson was most fondly remembered for scoring the winner against Manchester United.

After his release, he joined up with Stoke but failed to break into the side with Robert Huth and Ryan Shawcross already established.

He made a total of 27 appearances for the Potters before moving to Brighton. Upson is now at Milton Keynes.

CB – Danny Collins

Welsh international defender Danny Collins played for Stoke for three years playing 60 games in total.

Able to play at both centre back and left back, Collins was mainly used as a back-up option at Stoke which prompted him to join Championship side West Ham on loan in March 2012.

Collins gave Allardyce an extra option at the back for our promotion push and played 11 games. He scored once in that time, heading a late equaliser against Leeds United. The 35-year-old currently plays for Championship strugglers Rotherham.

LB – Glen Johnson

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Our other wing back is Stoke’s current defender Glen Johnson. Johnson broke onto the scene as a youngster at West Ham and played 16 games in total before Chelsea snapped him up for £6m.

A fantastic career followed including more than 50 England caps as well as winning the Premier League with Chelsea, FA Cup with Portsmouth and League Cup with Liverpool.

The 31-year-old joined Stoke this summer on a free transfer and has played 14 league games since arriving.

MF – Victor Moses

Victor Moses is currently on loan at West Ham from Chelsea having spent last season on loan at Stoke.

The 24-year-old impressed at Stoke during his loan stint and they tried to sign him permanently from Chelsea this summer before he made a deadline day switch to us. He scored 4 times in 23 games for Stoke but spent periods of time out injured.

The Nigerian international had started the season brightly this year, scoring the opener in our win away at Manchester City.

However, he was injured against Manchester United and faces up to six weeks out.

MF – Luke Chadwick

Luke Chadwick sneaks into this side despite not playing any Premier League games for either side.

He joined up with West Ham following his release from Manchester United for the 2004/05 season. He scored once in 32 league games and helped us win promotion but was sent back down to the Championship to join up with Stoke on loan.

His move was made permanent and he played over 50 times during his two seasons at the Britannia before joining Norwich. He last played for League 2 side Cambridge.

MF – Matthew Etherington


Matthew Etherington was loved at West Ham and gave us six years of loyal service after moving from Tottenham.

He won Hammer of the Year in 2004 and played just under 200 games in total for West Ham before transferring to Stoke.

The winger spent five years there until his retirement in 2014. The 34-year-old left sided midfielder is fondly remembered by both sets of fans and still has links with West Ham and our current players.

ST – John Carew

John Carew can boast an impressively distinguished career but his spells at West Ham and Stoke were quite underwhelming in the grand scheme of his footballing life.

Carew joined Stoke on loan from Aston Villa in 2011 but only managed a handful of games in an injury-ridden spell, scoring twice.

After being released by Aston Villa, Stoke decided against signing him and he joined up with West Ham for our Championship season.

The Norwegian international found game time hard to come by for the Hammers and only managed two goals in 19 league outings before being released at the end of the season. He retired shortly afterwards.

ST – Henri Camara

Senegalese international forward Henri Camara will mostly be remembered for his time at Wigan but he did have a loan spell at both West Ham and Stoke whilst he was at Wigan.

Camara was frankly awful for us and found game time scarce by the end of his loan spell.

He joined Stoke the following season to get more playing time but had an even worse time with the Potters and only played four league games. He is still playing in Greece for Panetolikos at the age of 38.

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