West Ham’s internationals are slowly returning to Rush Green from international duty with the last being Manu Lanzini who is expected back on English soil late tomorrow evening (Fri).
All will be thoroughly examined before Manuel Pellegrini makes his team selection for the weekend as he seeks his fourth win on the bounce at Villa on Monday evening.
The midlanders have just one win over Everton behind them and were pushed into the bottom three after defeat by Crystal Palace last weekend.
The two questions facing Manuel Pellegrini will be whether to recall Fbian Balbuena after he fell out of favour following the opening day game against Manchester City, and whether the time is right to give Pablo Fornals a starting berth..
But with Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko both giving fine performances against Norwich it’s difficult to see either getting the shout at this stage.
Thus, it looks a case of ‘as you were’ with the line up presumably looking like this assuming no injury problems:
Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Rice, Noble; Yarmolenko, Anderson, Lanzini, Haller.
Bench: Snodgrass, Ajeti1, Fornals, Sánchez, Zabaleta, Roberto, Balbuena.