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Mikey starts

Mikey Antonio starts against Sevilla in one of the biggest games in West Ham’s recent history.

The Hammers take on the Spanish side well aware that they need to score tonight to have any hope of reaching the quarter-finals.

Antonio limped out of this weekend’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa, leading to fears that he could miss the encounter against the Liga giants, who hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

Antonio has recovered in time, though, and will be playing up front at the London Stadium.

Elsewhere, Aaron Cresswell, who limped out of the weekend’s game too, also plays at left-back, after we reported that he had returned to fitness.

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Alphonse Areola plays in goal; Ben Johnson starts at right-back, while Kurt Zouma and Craig Dawson play at centre-back. As ever, Declan Rice is joined in midfield by Tomas Soucek; Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini, and Said Benrahma provide support to Mikey.

Full West Ham XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma; Antonio. Subs: Fabianski, Randolph, Alese, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Chesters, Kral, Noble, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Perkins. 

Full Sevilla XI: Bono, Navas, Kounde, Gudelj, Augustinsson; Delaney, Jordan, Rakitic; Tecatito, En-Nesyri, Martial. Subs: Dmitrovic, Alberto, Montiel, Munir, Rafa Mir, Oliver Torres, Luismi, Carmoa, Ivan R, Zarzana, Scotta, Kike Salas. 

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.