By Olly Allen

20th Nov, 2021 | 1:05pm

West Ham star Michail Antonio looking to end unwanted record against Wolves

West Ham forward Michail Antonio will be aiming to break a career habit against Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon.

The Hammers travel to Molineux looking for a fifth consecutive win in the Premier League for the first time since 2006.

Antonio will be one of the first names on the team sheet, having started all except one of the club’s league matches this season.

However, the 31-year-old has faced Wolves without ever scoring more often than any other side in his career.

In 10 different matches against the West Midlands outfit, totalling 820 minutes, Antonio has never found the back of the net.

That includes six West Ham games, two for Sheffield Wednesday and two for Nottingham Forest.

This afternoon’s game surely presents the forward with his best chance yet to finally score against his bogey opponents.

Antonio has made a strong start to the campaign, netting six goals in 10 Premier League appearances this season; that places him third in the scoring charts behind Mohamed Salah and Jamie Vardy.

That said, he has only found the net once in his last five league matches – the matchwinner against Tottenham Hotspur in October.

During the international break he returned to the scoresheet in emphatic style, netting for Jamaica in World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and the USA.

Only Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have conceded fewer goals than Wolves in the Premier League this season, but Bruno Lage’s side have not kept a clean sheet since the end of September so Antonio will certainly feel he has a good chance of ending his drought.

In other West Ham news, the club have revived their interest in a highly-rated forward with a £16.8m release clause .

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