Moyes gets serious with FA Cup team selection


Moyes gets serious with FA Cup team selection

David Moyes has has got serious with his today’s FA Cup team selection  by including his big three Kurt Zouma, Vladimír Coufal and Lucas Paquetá.

Moyes gets serious with FA Cup team selection

The skipper has recovered from a knee injury, Coufal is back from sickness whilst Lucas Paqueta is back after missing one game – as he predicted on his Instagram.

It means that Angelo Ogbonna, Ben Johnson and Saïd Benrahma  are the trio relegated to the he substitutes’ bench.

With Łukasz Fabiański returning between the sticks it means the manager has made a total of four changes to the team which drew with Brighton.

Dinos Mavropanos makes his FA Cup debut this afternoon, partnering Zouma at the heart of the defence, with Coufal and Emerson in the full-back positions.

Álvarez and Souček will be joined in midfield by James Ward-Prowse, who scored on his FA Cup debut for Southampton in a third-round win at Coventry City exactly eleven years ago today, on 7 January 2012!

The front three will consist of Paquetá, Pablo Fornals and leading scorer Jarrod Bowen, who has netted 13 times in all competitions this season. Bowen has scored three goals in the FA Cup for West Ham – one in last season’s fourth-round win at Derby County and in the third and fourth-round victories over Leeds United and Kidderminster Harries in 2022.

On the bench, Areola, Ogbonna, Johnson and Benrahma are joined by Aaron Cresswell, Conor Coventry, Maxwel Cornet, Danny Ings and Divin Mubama.
West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Zouma ©, Mavropanos, Emerson, Álvarez, Souček, Ward-Prowse, Fornals, Paquetá, Bowen
Subs: Areola (GK), Johnson, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Coventry, Benrahma, Cornet, Ings, Mubama

Bristol City: O’Leary, Tanner, Vyner, Dickie, Pring, Williams, Gardner-Hickman, Knight ©, Mehmeti, Bell, Conway
Subs: Bajic (GK), Nelson, Knight-Lebel, James, King, Cornick, Weimann, Wells


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