The tide has seemingly turned at West Ham United as the club are now unbeaten in three games in all competitions.
The Hammers had lost their opening four Premier League matches, but a win over Everton and draw with Chelsea has boosted morale at the club.
On Tuesday night, Manuel Pellegrini’s side took on League Two club Macclesfield Town in the third round of the EFL Cup.
It was a hugely positive night for the East London outfit as they romped to an 8-0 win at the London Stadium – their biggest victory in 35 years.
Unsurprisingly, Pellegrini made a handful of changes from the side that earned a point against Chelsea, but it has got some fans wondering whether any of those included against Macclesfield should feature in Saturday’s showdown against Manchester United.
Lucas Perez, Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio were among those to feature in the cup clash, and all three of them found the back of the net.
One fan asked club insider @ExWHUemployee on Twitter whether any of the players did enough to warrant a place against United, but he suggested that the only change should be Marko Arnautovic coming in for Antonio.
Plenty of fans were quick to agree.
Good question! I think you have to stick with team against Chelsea! Only change I would make and it’s harsh because he scored today would be Arnie for Antonio https://t.co/OADx97jpSa
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) September 26, 2018
Not harsh at all. Other than the goal Antonio was woeful tonight. He is clearly not fit but didn’t look interested either.
I understand why Diangana was awarded MotM tonight but for me Snodgrass dominated that game and didn’t do his chances any harm at all.
— Ian Turner (@StiltonBargains) September 27, 2018
That’s definitely the way to go, Arnie for AntonIo the one change. Some decent performances tonight but the Chelsea starters deserve to be kept together
— Alan Reynolds ⚒ (@alanreynoldswhu) September 26, 2018
It’s not harsh mate, his level is not Premier League quality.
— Kevin&Laura (@ThePrestoe2) September 26, 2018
That’s fair though, Antonio has shown slight improvement in 2 games but he’s not close to challenging Arnie
— Trevor Bishop (@trevorbishop11) September 26, 2018
today will help Antonio with confidence and fitness, but if Arnie is fit he has to play.
— David (@wonkeysmoker) September 26, 2018
Agree with that, good for a few to get minutes tonight ⚒
— Noble Art ???????⚒ (@nobleart16) September 26, 2018
That really isn’t harsh
— Ian Culley-Morgan (@IanCulleyMorga2) September 27, 2018
Not that harsh on Antonio, he’s been stealing a living for 2 years
— Matthew (@mattyattree) September 27, 2018
It’s not harsh dropping Antonio for one of the best players in the league.
— Anthammer (@AntWadebridge) September 27, 2018