Predicted West Ham United Line-up To Face Swansea City In The Premier League
West Ham United will hope to get back to winning ways, when they welcome Paul Clement’s Swansea City to the London Stadium on Saturday, in game-week 7 of the Premier League.
The Hammers, after it seemed like they had turned things around, were handed a bitter 3-2 defeat in the London derby by Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Manager Slaven Bilic continues to find himself under severe amount of pressure, as rumours about a new managerial candidate keep on popping up in the media. He will be hoping that his squad ease some pressure with a win and three points against the Swans.
The biggest positive for the Irons is that playmaker Manuel Lanzini is fit again and is likely to play some part in the game on Saturday. Defender James Collins will undergo a late fitness test, while there are some lingering doubts over the availability of Michail Antonio and Edimilson Fernandes. Pedro Obiang is a definite absentee.
Here’s how West Ham could take the field against the Welsh outfit:
Manager: Slaven Bilic
Joe Hart (GK)
The Englishman has managed 2 clean sheets in 6 Premier League games so far, but has looked far from convincing. Will once again start in goal.
Jose Fonte (CB)
The experienced Portuguese defender should take the right-hand side of the three-man backline for the Hammers.
Winston Reid (CB)
In the centre of the defence will be New Zealand international Winston Reid. Has been more solid than his other defensive partners and will look to continue in the same way.
Angelo Ogbonna (CB)
With Collins unlikely to feature, the Italian should get another start on Saturday. He will want to put on a much better display than the one against Tottenham last week.
Pablo Zabaleta (RWB)
The veteran defender is a wily customer but hasn’t been able to make a great deal of difference since his arrival from Manchester City. Will have to start pulling his weight in the team.
Cheikhou Kouyate (CM)
Has been one of the most impressive West Ham players since his return from injury. The Senegalese should start in the midfield for Saturday’s match.
Mark Noble (CM)
With Obiang set to miss out again, captain Mark Noble could continue to partner Kouyate in the middle of the park on Saturday.
Arthur Masuaku (LWB)
The left-back impressed heavily after coming on from the bench last weekend against Spurs. Might get the nod ahead of Aaron Cresswell.
Marko Arnautovic (CAM)
The Austrian hasn’t been able to hit the ground running since his big money move from Stoke. Might find himself in a more central role on Saturday.
Andy Carroll (ST)
The English striker did not start last weekend, but came on as a substitute and proved to be a handful, with his strength and physicality. Might get a start on Saturday.
Javier Hernandez (ST)
Chicharito scored against Tottenham last weekend and will be keen on adding more numbers to his goal tally for the Hammers.