Hammers boss David Moyes – with five players away on Qatar duty – has named a strong senior starting XI for the team’s fixture at Italian club Udinese Calcio today.
As we revealed earlier neither Cresswell or Zouma are involved and Maxwel Cornet has again missed out despite believing to be close to a call up.
Łukasz Fabiański starts in goal behind a back four of Czech Republic right-back Vladimír Coufal, Craig Dawson, captain Angelo Ogbonna and fellow Italy international Emerson.
The midfield sees Flynn Downes teamed with Tomáš Souček, with Jarrod Bowen, Saïd Benrahma and Spain’s Pablo Fornals supporting Gianluca Scamacca, in attack.
The substitutes’ bench will be comprised of a mixture of experienced seniors and young hopefuls, led by Manuel Lanzini, Ben Johnson, Michail Antonio and 50-cap Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
West Ham: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna ©, Emerson, Downes, Souček, Fornals, Benrahma, Scamacca
Subs: Randolph (GK), Hegyi (GK), Johnson, Scarles, Forbes, Laing, Coventry, Ekwah, Lanzini, F.Potts, Antonio, Swyer