West Ham turn their attention back to Premier League action on Sunday as they travel across town to face Brentford.
The Hammers will be in for a tough test having partaken in a gruelling 1-1 draw with Lyon on Thursday night. That gutsy collective display followed a 2-1 victory against Everton, giving the Hammers a solid foundation upon which to build some momentum heading into the business end of the campaign.
Sunday’s trip to west London, however, will be no gimme – Brentford have just thrashed Chelsea 4-1, after all. Here’s how David Moyes could set up.
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – Should return between the sticks as Moyes’ designated Premier League goalkeeper.
Ben Johnson (RB) – Ryan Fredericks put in a good shift in midweek but could be afforded a rest so soon after, opening the door to Ben Johnson.
Craig Dawson (CB) – Such an enjoyable defender to watch – proper old school.
Kurt Zouma (CB) – Set for a ninth start in ten Premier League outings since returning from a hamstring injury.
Aaron Cresswell (LB) – Sent off against Lyon in midweek but, with 45 minutes more rest than most of his colleagues, should be raring to go this weekend.
Tomas Soucek (CM) – Has missed just two league games all campaign and, despite running himself into the ground on Thursday night, will likely start once more.
Declan Rice (CM) – Seems to carry on developing as the weeks roll by. An absolute Rolls Royce of a midfielder.
Pablo Fornals (CM) – Manuel Lanzini will likely still be out of contention for this weekend’s clash, so Fornals should continue in midfield.
Jarrod Bowen (RW) – Two big goals in two games since returning from injury – what a season Bowen is having.
Michail Antonio (ST) – In for a tough afternoon against the likes of Pontus Jansson and Ethan Pinnock – it should make for a good watch.
Said Benrahma (LW) – With Lanzini out, Benrahama should be set to retain his spot on the left of the West Ham front three at the home of his former club.