Four changes may be on Moyes’ mind for Leeds clash


Revelling in one of our most famous European nights in history, the Irons return to domestic duties to host our ex- manager, Sam Allardyce`s Leeds United, at the London Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League affair.

While David Moyes ‘s side were busy booking their tickets to the Europa Conference League final, the Whites have had a week to reflect on their enthralling 2-2 versus Newcastle United.

Now the 15th placed Hammers have 180 minutes to confirm their Premier League safety, having failed to do so in a 2-0 defeat to Brentford.

Moyes’s side may not be mathematically safe but a point on Sunday would do the trick, and even if Leeds can travel back to Elland Road with a maximum, an Everton defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers seeing off Everton today will do the job.

Boasting three victories from their last four recent contests in all tournaments  West Ham have scored in all of their Premier League matches at the London Stadium in 2023.

While he will need to assess the fitness of his players following Thursday’s win , Moyes seemingly does not have any fresh injury concerns for the visit of Leeds.

Gianluca Scamacca ‘s disappointing debut season in England was cut short by knee surgery, which will keep him out for the remainder of the season, but Moyes is otherwise blessed with options for change and ought to make full use of his squad depth here.

Conference League hero Pablo Fornals should be one of the first names in contention for a starting role, while the fresh legs of Manuel Lanzini, Danny Ings or Divin Mubama, Vladamir Coufal and Emerson could also come in handy. Knockout goalkeeper Alphonse Areola will also make way for Fabianski as ever.

By Simon Leyland

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