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Moyes names his team

Mohammad Kudus was kept waiting for his first team Premier League debut as David Moyes named his team to meet Aston Villa this afternoon.

The manager has stuck with the side that gamed a precious point  against Newcastle United prior to the international break.

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West Ham’s Champions League chance will be enhanced with a victory at Villa Park.

It means of course that Alphonse Areola starts in goal, and Kurt Zouma will skipper the side in the heart of defence, alongside Nayef Aguerd.

Vladimír Coufal, who has registered an assist in each of his last four Premier League starts, fill the right and left back positions.

Tomáš Souček will start in the centre of midfield,[ronanly in the advanced role that has brough him three goals this season, along with  Edson Álvarez and James Ward-Prowse.

Aston Villa starting XI

Up top  Jarrod Bowen and Lucas Paquetá will support frontman  Antonio with  former Aston Villa striker Danny Ings is among Moyes’ options, as are the likes of Mohammed Kudus, Saïd Benrahma and Pablo Fornals, who notched the winner in the corresponding fixture last season.

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

Aston Villa: Martínez, Cash, Konsa, Pau, Digne, Douglas Luiz, Kamara, McGinn ©, Zaniolo, Diaby, Watkins
Subs: Olsen (GK), Diego Carlos, Chambers, Lenglet, Dendoncker, Tielemans, Kellyman, Bailey, Traoré

Referee: David Coote

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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