West Ham United will lock horns with Anderlecht at the Lotto Park this Thursday night as they look to earn all three points in the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers managed to secure a 2-0 victory at home against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend which will give them some confidence ahead of this game.
David Moyes will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make some changes to his first XI for this game. Michail Antonio could get the nod to lead the charge for the East London club in the final third while Gianluca Scamacca drops to the bench.
4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup To Face Anderlecht
Alphonse Areola will operate in between the sticks for the East London club while Łukasz Fabiański gets a rest on the bench. Kurt Zouma will resume his centre-back partnership with Craig Dawson at the heart of West Ham’s backline as they look to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.
Vladimír Coufal will get a chance to shine at right-back while Emerson Palmieri fills in on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and join in on the attack when they can.
Thilo Kehrer will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench as Moyes looks to rest his legs.
Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice will anchor the midfield for the East London giants as they try to establish their superiority over the opposition at the centre of the park.
Pablo Fornals will function as the left-sided wide player while Said Benrahma focuses on putting in a productive display from the right.
Manuel Lanzini will operate in the number ten position and would have to carry most of the creative workload for this team on the attacking end of the field.
Lucas Paqueta will be available for selection on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the second half if Moyes decides to call upon his services.
Michail Antonio will spearhead Moyes’ attack on the attacking end of the pitch. The English striker will get an opportunity to impress up top.
Gianluca Scamacca will have to settle for a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the latter stages of the game if West Ham are in need of a goal by then.