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Paqueta & Scamacca in from the start

David Moyes has restored Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca to the West Ham starting XI after they were both benched against Anderlecht in midweek.

The pair came off the bench to win the game, as Paqueta assisted the striker’s winning goal.

Soccer Football – World Cup – South American Qualifiers – Bolivia v Brazil – Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia – March 29, 2022 Brazil’s Lucas Paqueta celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Patricia Pinto

There is only one change from the win over Wolves, as Maxwel Cornet is injured, meaning he has been replaced by Pablo Fornals.

Flynn Downes was hugely impressive in midweek but is back on the bench.

Interestingly, it appears the Hammers have reverted to a back four with Thilo Kehrer at right-back, and Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma at centre-back, with Aaron Cresswell at left-back.

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Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek play in midfield; Lucas Paqueta, Pablo Fornals, and Jarrod Bowen provide support to Scamacca.

A boost to the Hammers’ chances comes in the form of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s injury-enforced absence.

Full West Ham XI: Fabianski; Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Paqueta; Scamacca. Subs: Areola, Coufal, Johnson, Antonio, Lanzini, Downes, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Emerson.

Full Fulham XI: Leno; De Cordova-Reid, Tosin, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha; James, Andreas, Kebano; Vinicius. Subs: Rodak, Duffy, Diop, Mbabu, Cairney, Onomah, Wilson, Harris, Godo.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.