Predicted West Ham United Line-up To Face Newcastle United In The Premier League
West Ham were unlucky to be knocked out of the League Cup in a narrow defeat to Arsenal. However, their league form has been impressive under David Moyes and they have moved to 15th place in the points table, after their 3-0 victory over Stoke City in the previous round.
Moyes’ side are back in action this weekend, in another winnable game, as they welcome a struggling Newcastle United side to the London Stadium. The Hammers have a decent chance of picking up all three points from this game.
The Hammers are still without the likes of Jose Fonte, Sam Byram, Chiekhou Kouyate, Edimilson Fernandes and Mark Noble, who are all ruled out due to injuries. Manuel Lanzini remains the only other absentee as he is suspended.
Probable West Ham XI
Manager: David Moyes
GK – Adrian
Having turned into the first choice GK for Moyes, Adrian, who was rested for the League Cup tie, is expected to be back under the bar against the Magpies.
CB – Winston Reid
The skipper of the side, Reid had a decent outing in the League cup against Arsenal and should start on the right-hand side of the backline.
CB – James Collins
Having just returned from injury, Collins has put in a solid shift in both the previous games that he has started and will hope to get the better of the visitors in this game.
CB – Angelo Ogbonna
The Italian has been a constant presence at the back for the Hammers and should start this game on the left-hand side of the back-3.
RWB – Pablo Zabaleta
The veteran full-back was given a rest in the mid-week and he should be fresh and ready to take on Rafa Benitez’s men this weekend.
CM – Pedro Obiang
The first choice midfielder for West Ham this season, Obiang will hope to get the better of the likes of Diame, Shelvey and Merino in this game.
CM – Declan Rice
The youngster has done an impressive job whenever he’s been called upon and in the absence of Mark Noble, he is expected to start his second game in just over 4 days.
LWB – Arthur Masuaku
The versatile midfielder has done an impeccable job at wing-back position and remains the best choice for Moyes in this role. He should keep his place on the left flank.
RW – Michail Antonio
After being rested for the mid-week game, Antonio, who is one of the most important players for the Hammers, should be back in action, on the right wing.
LW – Marko Arnautovic
Failed to have an impact after coming off the bench against Arsenal in the League Cup but has been effective in the last few league outings. He could be the danger man for West Ham in this game.
ST – Javier Hernandez
Though he was not productive in his first start this month after coming back from an injury, Chicharito is a definite match-winner and deserves to lead the attack for his side.