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Bowen To Start, Masuaku On The Bench | 4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Brighton

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West Ham United will entertain Brighton and Hove Albion at the London Stadium on Wednesday night as they try to collect all three points at home. The Hammers suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City last weekend which has slightly halted their momentum ahead of this midweek clash in the Premier League.

David Moyes is expected to opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and could make one change to his first XI for this game. Jarrod Bowen will probably get the nod to play from the start while Arthur Masuaku drops to the bench.

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Brighton

Defence

Łukasz Fabiański will operate in goal for the Hammers after letting in two goals versus Man City in his last league appearance. Kurt Zouma will function alongside Craig Dawson at the heart of Moyes’ defence as they try to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.

Ben Johnson will fill in at right-back while Aaron Cresswell hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get.

Angelo Ogbonna is out of action for a long time because of an anterior cruciate ligament injury. However, Issa Diop should be fit for a place on Moyes’ bench as he offers cover for the centre-back positions.

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Midfield

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek will serve as the holding midfielders as they look to establish their superiority over the opposition at the centre of the park. The gifted trio of Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen will operate just ahead of them as part of West Ham‘s attack.

Bowen didn’t feature from the start against Man City, so this midweek game could be a good chance for him to put in a dazzling display for the Hammers in the final third. Manuel Lanzini came off the bench and scored a late consolation goal versus Man City. However, the Argentine playmaker will once again find himself on the bench as he waits for his opportunity to impress as a substitute if needed.

Attack

Michail Antonio will spearhead the East London club’s attack up top. The English striker needs a goal to boost his confidence ahead of the busy winter period in Premier League football. Thus, he will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet when he laces up to face off against the Seagulls’ defence in midweek.

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