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Moyes could make one change on Monday

The Hammers look like they will be without the services of Angelo Ogbonna, Andriy Yarmolenko and Darren Randolph through injury.

Arthur Masuaku could be back in the squad for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in December, although he will face a late fitness test and is unlikely that the full-back will be considered for a start by David Moyes.

West Ham are also expected to have Pablo Fornals fully fit and back in the matchday squad after recovering from a groin strain and could go straight in to replace Said Benrahma.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek are both certainties in the middle of the park, while Jesse Lingard will operate as the number 10 in support of lone forward Michail Antonio unless anyone has picked up knocks.

The only real talking point surrounds the left-sided attacking position and whether Moyes will stick with Said Benrahma over Fornals, with Jarrod Bowen operating on the right.

West Ham XI possible starting lineup: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lingard, Fornals; Antonio

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4 comments on “Moyes could make one change on Monday

  1. Based on current form I would play Benrahma, Lingard and Fornals behind Antonio. Bowen has not looked at his very best and I believe for this game.

  2. If we don’t go with the back 5 then we need to give Cresswell more protection. Therefore Fornals has to play over Benrahma.

  3. After injury to Yarmolenko and sale of snoddy, Bowen has been our only natural right winger which is a shame. Maybe Moyes will consider playing Fredericks further forward though if he’s fit. As for on the left side I think I would consider going with a back five, and bringing in manukau if he’s fit again. Think I’d play for fornals over benrahma for this one just because of his work rate defensively with the likes of Adama traore coming at us. If we’re losing we then have the option of bringing on benrahma and lanzini to risk a bit more going forward.

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