West Ham United will lock horns with Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Wednesday night looking to secure all three points and continue their push up the Premier League table. Last time out, David Moyes’ men came from behind to win 2-1 away from home and hence, they will be heading into the week full of confidence. The Eagles, on the other hand, fought tooth and nail to hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw.
David Moyes will likely opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and present an unchanged team for this midweek clash. Antonio is still recovering from a hamstring problem whereas Arthur Masuaku had knee surgery last week.
4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace
Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal for the Hammers whereas Fabian Balbuena is expected to form his customary centre-half partnership with Angelo Ogbonna at the heart of West Ham’s defence.
Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal will be occupying the full-back spots looking for opportunities to stretch their side’s attack. The pair has been in glittering form as of late.
Ryan Fredericks, having recovered from a groin issue, will have to settle for a place on the bench.
Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice will continue to fulfil the holding midfield positions, looking to protect the backline and simultaneously drive at the opposition defence whenever possible. The duo has been fantastic this far and would hope to add to their streak of impressive performances.
Said Benrahma will be hoping for his second consecutive league start, with Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen occupying positions to his left and right respectively. The trio looked very threatening against Bielsa’s men last week and will be hoping to get their names on the scoresheet this time.
Mark Noble and Robert Snodgrass will be available for selection and might be called off the bench if required.
Sebastien Haller will be expected to lead the line for the home side in the absence of Antonio. The Ivorian striker has been a bit inconsistent in the recent times, especially in the final third, and this might well turn out to be his last chance to impress David Moyes as Antonio could return from his injury next week.