West Ham United play host to Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday and manager David Moyes could decide to make one or two alterations to the side that lost 3-1 against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last weekend, and we believe he will do exactly that.
The Scot once again played with a 3-4-2-1 system against the Seagulls because of the injury issues he has in attack right now, and while he could choose to stick with that formation against the Hornets he may also choose to revert to a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-2-1 system if he has the right personnel available to him.
Michail Antonio was one of those that came off the substitutes’ bench on the south coast and is in contention to return to the XI on Saturday to boost Moyes’ attacking options, while Marko Arnautovic may also be back in the squad having returned to training following a hamstring injury and new boy Patrice Evra should also be in the 18.
The Irons have only taken two points from the last nine available in the Premier League to leave them just three points above the relegation zone, and they will be looking for all three points against Javi Gracia’s men to make them more comfortable and move them one step closer to guaranteeing survival.
Here is how we think the Irons could line up at the London Stadium…
(4-3-2-1): Adrian; Byram, Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Noble, Kouyate; Antonio, Joao Mario; Hernandez.
We believe Antonio is a certainty to come back into the XI, with James Collins and Declan Rice among the defenders that could drop to the substitutes’ bench after they both struggled in the defeat against Brighton last weekend.
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