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Fornals And Downes Play From The Start | 4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted XI Vs Brentford

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West Ham United will take on Brentford as they travel to the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday night, hoping to secure all three points. The Hammers come into the match on the back of a 2-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar in the first leg of the Europa Conference semi-final, so they will be highly confident of grabbing a win here.

David Moyes will continue with a  4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a host of changes to the first XI to rest his key players. Flynn Downes, Pablo Fornals, Maxwel Cornet and Emerson Palmieri are all set to play from the start in this upcoming contest.

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted XI Vs Brentford


Lukasz Fabianski will replace Alphonse Areola to feature in goal for the Hammers looking to keep a clean sheet. Nayef Aguerd will continue to play alongside Angelo Ogbonna at the centre of West Ham’s backline as they try to keep the opposition attackers from causing too many problems in their defensive half.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Michail Antonio of West Ham United celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s second goal during the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final first leg match between West Ham United and AZ Alkmaar at London Stadium on May 11, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ben Johnson will operate as the right-back, while Emerson Palmieri hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Moyes will ask both of them to work hard defensively to stop the opposition from creating chances out of the wide areas.

Aaron Cresswell and Thilo Kehrer will be available on the bench to provide cover for the defensive positions.


Tomas Soucek and Flynn Downes will take the holding midfield positions as they try to win possession at the centre of the park and create some decent goal-scoring chances on the counter.

Pablo Fornals will be the primary playmaker in the advanced attacking midfield position. Maxwel Cornet will probably get a chance to give a good account of himself on the left flank, while Jarrod Bowen looks to put his pace to good use from the right.

Declan Rice and Said Benrahma will be available for selection on the bench as they wait to shine in the second 45 minutes if required.


In the final third, Danny Ings will lead the line for the East London club. In this weekend’s encounter, he must find a way to threaten the opponent’s goal.

Michail Antonio will be named on the bench and might come on in the latter stages if needed.

4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted XI Vs Brentford
4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted XI Vs Brentford

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