West Ham United will clash heads with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday as they look to pick up a positive result on the road. The Hammers managed to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win over Fulham before the international break which will give them some confidence about their chances of success this weekend.
David Moyes will once again opt for a 3-4-3 formation and might name an unchanged side for this upcoming contest away at South Yorkshire. However, the West Ham boss will be worried about the fitness of Angelo Ogbonna, who is a slight doubt for this league encounter.
3-4-3 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Sheffield United
Łukasz Fabiański is expected to start in goal for the East London club after he kept a clean sheet versus Fulham earlier this month. The Hammers will once again lineup with a back three of Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena for this weekend’s away contest versus the Blades.
All three centre-backs will have to figure out a way to neutralise the threat of Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster and Ollie McBurnie. Issa Diop will have to settle for a place on the bench but could come on to offer some defensive solidity if the Hammers have a lead to protect in the latter stages of the match.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek will anchor the midfield as they focus on outmuscling the Blades midfielders at the centre of the park. Moyes will also ask them to distribute the ball well so that they can provide some ammunition to the front players. Arthur Masuaku is nailed-on to start down the left-wing while Vladimír Coufal looks to catch the eye with another industrious performance on the right flank.
Manuel Lanzini and Robert Snodgrass will be named on the bench, but Mark Noble is unlikely to recover in time for this showdown versus Chris Wilder’s men.
Moyes will stick with his front three of Pablo Fornals, Sebastien Haller and Jarrod Bowen up top. The talented trio will hope to interchange possession amongst each other so that they can cause some problems for the home side on the counter.
Andriy Yarmolenko is likely to be sidelined this weekend, but Said Benrahma should make up the numbers on the bench as he awaits his chance to shine as an impact substitute if Moyes calls upon his services.