Manuel Pellegrini will wrestle with some midfield problems after being disappointed at seeing the team over-run in that area of the pitch by rampant Liverpool on Sunday.
The clash against Bournemouth on Saturday is a key fixture given Arsenal (a), Chelsea (h), Everton (a) and Manchester United (h) are on the horizon within the next six games.
The lack of pace in the middle of the park where Noble and Wilshire were involved was a worry to the boss and Declan Rice’s half time sending off exacerbated the issues.
Word is that changes are on the way and an injection of pace from Felipe Anderson (right) as the No 10 behind Arnie, with Antonio moving wide could be on the cards. However, a start from Robert Snodgrass may be a preferred option.
It also seems likely that new boy Carlos Sanchez will be brought in for Rice as the boss aims to provide a more solid and pacey set-up in the middle of the park.
Bournemouth arrive having scored a convincing win over League newcomers Cardiff City but the Hammers will be looking to get their first points of the season on the board.