West Ham United will lock horns with Silkeborg at the JYSK Park this Thursday night as they focus on earning a positive result on the travels in the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers managed to earn an impressive 3-1 win over FCSB last week which will give them some confidence ahead of this contest.
David Moyes will probably stick with the 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make one change to his first XI for this game. Michail Antonio will get the responsibility to lead the charge for the East London club in the final third.
4-3-3 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Silkeborg
Alphonse Areola will operate in goal for the Hammers after he shipped in one goal in his last European appearance. Thilo Kehrer will play alongside Angelo Ogbonna at the centre of West Ham’s backline as they look to keep the opposition at bay during the 90 minutes.
Vladimír Coufal will fill in as the right-back while Emerson Palmieri hopes to impress as the left-back. Emerson managed to find the back of the net last week which will keep him in high spirits for this game.
Ben Johnson and Craig Dawson won’t be available for this European contest as they are still recovering from their respective injuries.
Moyes will opt for a midfield of Manuel Lanzini, Declan Rice and Flynn Downes. All three of them need to work hard in dominating possession at the centre of the park and engineering some meaningful openings in the final third.
Rice will have to organise his teammates well and run the show in midfield. Pablo Fornals, Lucas Paqueta and and Jarrod Bowen will be rested on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine as the impact substitutes if needed.
Maxwel Cornet will function as the left-sided wide player while Said Benrahma hopes to impress from the right. Both of them will have to try and get in behind the Silkeborg backline and supply some decent delivery into their penalty area.
Michail Antonio will spearhead Moyes’ attack on the attacking end of the field. The English striker will be eager to put in a goal-scoring performance in midweek.
Gianluca Scamacca will be demoted to the West Ham United bench following a poor display from him versus FCSB. He might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if West Ham are in need of a goal by then.