David Martin starts in goal for Hammers

David Martin starts in goal for West Ham today as Roberto is dropped to the bench this week by the manager.

Sebastien Haller is also dropped to the bench as Michail Antonio is promoted to be upfront on his own.

Those are two of four changes made this afternoon by Manuel Pellegrininio for the away game at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea

Fabian Balbuena comes in for the suspended Issa Diop while Pablo Fornals replaces Yarmolonko in midfield.

Arthur Masuaku returns to the bench after a four-week absence where he is joined by Pablo Zabaleta, Carlos Sanchez, Yarmolenko, Seb Haller and Ablian Ajeti.

The Gaffer has also changed the formation today from his favored 4-2-3-1

West Ham Starting XI: Martin, Cresswell, Balbeuna, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Rice,  Noble, Snodgrass,  Fornals, Anderson, Antonio.

It is a brave move by the 66-year-old Chilean who is under a lot of pressure to get something out of today.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “David Martin starts in goal for Hammers

  1. He has got good hair but we dont care
    He’s the son of Stretch

    David David Martin

  2. About time Roberto was dropped still looks like 4-2-3-1 though depends where he plays them I guess . COYI ⚒

  3. Is he gonna play 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 ? Nah I bet it’s 4-2-3-1 and expect Antonio to be used for one half as a striker then Haller 2nd half . Pellegrini is so readable 🤔🤔🤔

  4. Hair here there and everywhere we don’t care .

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