Pellegrini introduces five new signings in his starting lineup at Anfield against Liverpool. Fabianski gets the nod ahead of Adrian who is on the bench. Ryan Fredericks gets his first Premier League debut over Zabaleta while Balbuena gets the nods over Issa Diop who is on the bench. Arthur Masuaku gets the left-back role while Cresswell is missing from the bench suggesting he is still not match fit after suffering an injury in pre-season.
Rice is possibly the surprise addition in midfield to partner Captain Mark Noble and Jack Wilshere.
Record signings Felipe Anderson gets his Premier League debut and Michail Antonio gets the nod ahead Yarmolenko who has been suffering from a hip injury. Marko Arnautovic is of course up front with Chicharito on the bench. Robert Snodgrass and Pedro Obiang complete the seven man bench with no room for Lucas Perez or Carlos Sanchez who only joined on Thursday.
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Wilshere; Anderson, Antonio, Arnautovic.
Subs: Adrian, Diop, Zabaleta, Snodgrass, Obiang, Yarmolenko, Chicharito
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane