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Big selection issues for Bilic

andy-carroll-west-ham-arsenal_3445626With Andy Carroll is fit for tonight’s clash against Huddersfield boss Slaven Bilic has to decide whether it will be him or Diafra Sakho who partners Javier Hernandez up front.

And he may have to make an even bolder decision about captain Mark Noble’s involvement as he approaches the must win game.

Bilic could name a three at the back formation with Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins likely to get the nod.

Pablo Zabaletta and Aaron Cresswell are set to fill the wing back positions with the intriguing possibility of Cheik Kouyate teaming up with Pedro Obiang in central midfield.

With Michail Antonio returning to his favoured right wing spot it seems slight odds on that Sakho will start the game with Carroll appearing at some stage.

Possible line-up: Hart; Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Collins, Cresswell, Kouyate Obiang, Antonio, Sakho and Hernandez

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10 comments on “Big selection issues for Bilic

  1. Carroll should start ahead of Sakho who does,nt give a XXXX about us that’s for sure.

  2. hart
    Antonio (attacking mid) I know it’s not his position!

  3. Thought Ayew was injured or being retired or both !

  4. Hugh is having an off day. He mentions Antonia and leaves him out of the side. Lists Ayew who is injured according to reports. Antonio will play on the left. Sakho on the right. Chichirito in the middle. That leaves a space for no 10. So, what if he plays there and Carroll also plays ahead of him? 4:2:3:1.

  5. Carroll ain’t starting, Lewin has made it clear he is not ready for 90 mins. So take your pick from the rest!

  6. Carrol is starting my friend Jimbo an deservedly so ahead of sakho and Ayew the invisible.

    • WTF do I know! And he’s been decent. Fonte been OK too. Just need that first goal early second half to settle us all down. COYI!

  7. West Ham XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Collins, Fonte, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Antonio, Chicharito, Carroll

  8. Noble didn’t even make the bench

  9. Question Chic on LW and Zab at WB doesn’t have legs for RB so WB will be rough but could do CB can defend.
    Def a different line up AC up front seems a risk not match fit and Sahko can play the wing . And Fonte starting which does better in back 3 but think Ogbonna left footed would go in over Fonte I’d have Rice.
    Should be a crazy game COYI

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