West Ham United will take on Everton in the final weekend of the season in what could be the last game for both the managers in charge. Both David Moyes and Sam Allardyce were contracted until the end of the season and there are no reports of them extending their stay. However, Moyes can stay with the Hammers as indicated by him if they agree on ‘common goals‘ while signing the contract.
West Ham secured their future in the top flight on the virtue of gaining four points in their last two games and they won’t be under any pressure when they take on the Toffees at home. However, Moyes will certainly like to end the season on a high.
All the eyes on this clash would be on outgoing England forward, Wayne Rooney. He didn’t have a successful return to his childhood club and is set to leave them after being with them for just one season. His destination is said to be DC United from the MLS.
West Ham United have failed to fare well in the Premier League this term and David Moyes must be willing to make the next term a good one for his side if he stays in charge of the Hammers.
Michail Antonio, Winston Reid and Sam Byram are out of the Hammers’ squad for the final clash due to long-term injuries. Antonio especially has been a big miss for them this season as he was instrumental in the year before that with his brilliant display.
Here is how Moyes might line up against his former team.
Adrian managed two clean sheets in the last two encounters and he is expected to get the nod ahead of Joe Hart. Hart could be on his way out of the London Stadium as he has been disappointing this season. Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell will form the back three and will try to keep the likes of Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott quiet.
Arthur Masuaku and Pablo Zabaleta will reprise their usual wing-back roles. The experienced campaigner Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate will start in the middle of the park and their job will be to keep things moving around in the midfield.
The Austrian Marko Arnautovic has been a revelation in the latter half of the season and he will be expected to lead the line. Manuel Lanzini and Joao Mario will be the other two who provide the attacking impetus playing on either side of the Austrian spearhead.