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West Ham starting XI: The people’s choice

With 250 Claret and Hugh readers voting in the people’s choice starting XI the results are now in,

Fabianski is back in goal with a near-maximum 248 votes.

The backline consists of Aaron Cresswell 220 votes, Angelo Ogbonna 217 votes, Issa Diop 241 votes and Ryan Fredericks 190 votes.

Fabian Balbuena 50 votes, Arthur Masuaku 37 votes and Ben Johnson 58 votes fail to make the grade while Pablo Zabaleta and Jeremy Ngakia officially left the club today while Arthur.

Declan Rice gets a near-maximum with 248 votes with Tomas Soucek not too far behind with 235 votes.

In midfield and attack is Pablo Fornals 161 votes, Michail Antonio 225 votes, Jarrod Bowen 141 votes and Yarmolenko 107

Mark Noble 61 votes, Manuel Lanzini 32 votes, Felipe Anderson 25 votes Jack Wilshere 71 votes and the injured Robert Snodgrass 12 votes all fail to make the cut as did Albian Ajeti on 32 votes.

West Ham Starting XI  Fabianksi, Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Antonio, Bowen, Yarmolenko.

Subs: Randolph, Wilshere, Anderson, Lanzini, Noble, Balbuena, Johnson, Ajeti, Silva

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “West Ham starting XI: The people’s choice

  1. Not a snow balls chance in hell..imo.
    far to adventureous for Mr Moyes..and I am not a cinical. critic of the man its just my opinion. .but..COYI..

  2. Not a bad line-up but my choice would be:

    Fabianski
    Diop Balbuena Ogbonna
    Johnson Masuaku (WBs)
    Rice Soucek
    Bowen Yarmalenko Antonio

    I would always play a defensive 3 due to our lack of quality at full back. Balbuena did OK for me at Spurs. Johnson may be a good FB (I haven’t seen enough of him) and if he is not fit to play, then Fredericks to play WB instead. Masuaku is not a FB but adds pace and unpredictability. If he has failed to recover his fitness, then switch Johnson to LWB with Fredericks at RWB. Yarmalenko as, while not swift, he can hold the ball up. Bring on Silva if needed in the second half but forget Anderson – hair and flair but he doesn’t seem to care. Great shame. I think we’ll win against Chelsea but that’s simply based on blind optimism, 2 hands-full of straws that I’m clutching and the fact that I’ll be watching it with a Chelsea fan. We’re due some luck. COYI.

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