Moyes makes seven changes in Greece


Team graphic v Olympiacos October 2023

David Moyes has made seven changes to the team that lost at Aston Villa for tonight’s game against Olympiacos.

Konstantinos Mavropanos, Mohammed Kudus, Pablo Fornals and Saïd Benrahma are all included whilst Thilo Kehrer, Angelo Ogbonna – who will captain the Irons in Greece – and Danny Ings also start

Surprisingly, Alphonse Areola is included along with Emerson, James Ward-Prowse and Tomáš Souček are the four players who keep their places.

The Frenchman replaces Łukasz Fabiański, who has started the opening two Group ties, but is absent from the squad due to illness.

Kehrer starts on the right side of defence with Vladimir remaining in London  with Mavropanos and Ogbonna in the centre and Emerson on the left.

Ward-Prowse and Souček will be in central midfield, with Kudus on the right, Benrahma on the left and Fornals supporting striker Ings.

Fornals will make a  28th appearance in European competition, and the 48th of his career.

Antonio and Bowen are two of eleven substitutes, alongside goalkeeper Joseph Anang, full-backs Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson, centre-backs Nayef Aguerd and Kurt Zouma, midfielders Edson Álvarez and Lucas Paquetá, winger Maxwel Cornet and striker Divin Mubama.

West Ham United: Areola, Kehrer, Mavropanos, Ogbonna ©, Emerson, Ward-Prowse, Souček, Kudus, Fornals, Benrahma, Ings
Subs: Anang (GK), Cresswell, Johnson, Aguerd, Zouma, Álvarez, Paquetá, Cornet, Bowen, Antonio, Mubama

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