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Moyes makes six changes

David Moyes makes six changes to his side for Monday night’s Emirates FA Cup fourth round tie at Derby County.

Alphonse Areola, Ben Johnson, Thilo Kehrer, Tomáš Souček, Flynn Downes and Pablo Fornals are included as we chase a place in the last 16.

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Angelo Ogbonna captains the team whilst at the attacking end of the pitch Antonio and Bowen will be looking for the goas to puish us into the fifth round.

Both have enjoyed playing the Rans in the past with  Bowen having notched two career goals previously against the Rams, while Michail Antonio has registered three assists.

They will be supported by Fornals, Downes and Souček in midfield, with wing-backs Ben Johnson and Emerson – a two-time FA Cup finalist with Chelsea – providing width.

Ogbonna will be joined by FA Cup debutant Kehrer and Nayef Aguerd in the centre of West Ham’s defence, with Areola having recovered from his recent hip injury and fit to start in goal.

Academy centre-back Levi Laing is named in a senior squad for the first time and he is joined on the bench by fellow youngster Divin Mubama.

Their youth is complemented by the experience of Łukasz Fabiański, Vladimir Coufal, Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Manuel Lanzini, Paquetá and Saïd Benrahma as Moyes’ substitutes.


West Ham United: Areola, Johnson, Kehrer, Ogbonna ©, Aguerd, Emerson, Souček, Downes, Fornals, Antonio, Bowen
Subs: Fabiański (GK), Coufal, Cresswell, Laing, Rice, Lanzini, Paquetá, Benrahma, Mubama


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One comment on “Moyes makes six changes

  1. Can everyone see how negative and boring we have become to watch under Moyes. He picks a team against a third tier team playing 5 at the back with 2 defensive midfielders. I have enough of it and I am sure nearly every West ham fan has too I hope the board do the right thing as with that team selection I feel sorry for the 5000 travelling fans

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