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Moyes makes one Hammers change in Germany

Moyes makes one Hammers change in Germany

Łukasz Fabiański takes over from Alphonse Areola in the dole change from the Hammers team that beat Everton at the weekend in Germany tonight.

Moyes makes one Hammers change in Germany

He makes his 5th appearance of the season, and sixth in the Europa League where he has been instrumental in the Hammers’ success so far.

He made five appearances in the group stage and three clean sheets, against Olympiacos, FK TSC, and most recently at home to tonight’s German opponents Freiburg.

It means Vladi Coufal and Emerson start at right-back and left-back respectively, with captain Kurt Zouma and Dinos Mavropanos in central defence.

Edson Álvarez will be looking to replicate his goal scoring form from the last time the Irons played Freiburg in December, as well as last time out against Everton.

Line-up v SC Freiburg

He is joined by Tomas Soucek who also scored a great goal at Goodison and James Ward-Prowse, who contributed four assists in the group stage.

Lucas Paquetá and Mohammed Kudus each scored against Freiburg earlier this season and once again start in attack, alongside England international Jarrod Bowen, who is on 17 goals in all competitions in 2023/24 as it stands.

Among the substitutes are Areola, Ben Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Kalvin Phillips, Danny Ings and Michail Antonio.

SC Freiburg: Atubolu, Sildillia, Ginter, Gulde, Günter ©, Höfler, Dōan, Eggestein, Höler, Grifo, Sallai
Subs: Müller (GK), Uphoff (GK), Szalai, Weißhaupt, Keitel, Kübler, Adamu, Muslija, Philipp, Makengo, Röhl, Gregoritsch

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Zouma ©, Mavropanos, Emerson, Álvarez, Souček, Ward-Prowse, Paquetá, Kudus, Bowen
Subs: Areola (GK), Anang (GK), Johnson, Ogbonna, Casey, Cresswell, Phillips, Earthy, Orford, Ings, Antonio, Mubama


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