SC Freiburg v West Ham

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Mohammed Kudus of West Ham celebrates after scoring against Backa TopolaWest Ham have won six of their nine games in all competitions this season

West Ham can break the record for the most European matches unbeaten by an English side when they play SC Freiburg in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Hammers are on a run of 16 games without defeat, level with Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City team, Don Revie's Leeds in the 1960s and Bill Nicholson's 1970s Tottenham side.

"I didn't know that," said manager David Moyes.

"Not bad names then, are they?"

Moyes added: "It would be a great achievement if we can do that. Let's hope we can keep it going.

"We've done well in Europe over the last couple of seasons. We want to try to continue that."

West Ham, who won the Europa Conference League last season, kicked off their Europa League Group A campaign with a 3-1 win against Backa Topola.

However, Bundesliga side SC Freiburg - who beat Olympiakos 3-2 in their opener - will likely pose a tougher test for the Hammers.

"We're playing a really good team who have had excellent success in the Bundesliga and did really well in Europe last year as well," added Moyes.

"From maybe not being the biggest name in Germany they've certainly grown and got themselves in a really good position."

Striker Michail Antonio is out with a tight adductor muscle, meaning Danny Ings is set to start.

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