West Ham United will lock horns with Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon as they focus on picking up all three points on the road. The Hammers managed to secure an impressive 1-0 win away at Manchester United in the EFL Cup third round which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this league clash versus the Whites.
David Moyes will stick with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation and could revert to his strongest XI for this game. Both Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma got a rest in midweek which means that they would be fresh for this upcoming encounter against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Leeds United
Lukasz Fabianski will function in goal for the East London club after he was rested in the EFL Cup earlier this week. Kurt Zouma will operate along with Angelo Ogbonna at the centre of the West Ham backline as they hope to neutralize the threat of Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford over the 90 minutes.
Vladimir Coufal should get a start at right-back while Aaron Cresswell looks to give a good account of himself on the other flank as the left-back. Moyes will ask both of them to keep things tidy when defending inside their half and also create some decent openings for the front players on the counter.
Issa Diop and Craig Dawson will drop to the bench despite their excellent defensive display versus the Red Devils recently.
Declan Rice will anchor the midfield alongside Tomas Soucek as the dynamic duo try to establish their superiority over the opposition at the centre of the park. Pablo Fornals could return to the side to feature as the left-sided wide player. Jarrod Bowen will get the nod to catch the eye down the right flank while Said Benrahma serves as an attacking midfielder down the middle.
Manuel Lanzini scored the winning goal for West Ham in midweek which should guarantee him a place on the bench. He could come on to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if needed.
Michail Antonio will once again spearhead the Hammers attack up top after sitting out the last two matches against Man United. The English striker has been a goal-scoring machine for the London giants this season, so he would be keen on getting his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the Leeds defenders later this week.