West Ham United know that four points from their remaining two matches will seal a place in a European competition for next season and tonight’s trip to West Bromwich Albion is the perfect opportunity to get three of those straight on the board.
David Moyes can be thankful that his substitution inspired the Irons to a last-gasp point against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday night but they will need to be a lot better from the off here this evening.
The 58-year-old has plenty to consider in terms of team selection, so here is our predicted XI along with the latest team and injury news…
Moyes may make the one change from the weekend, with Said Benrahma likely to come in for Jarrod Bowen after his superb equaliser.
It was the Algerian’s first goal for the club and he is surely going to be rewarded with a start against the Championship-bound Baggies after saving their bacon on Saturday.
Therefore, Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio should keep their place in the attack, along with Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard, who has been inconsistent in recent outings.
The 28-year-old hasn’t contributed a goal or assist in four straight games now, having bagged nine goals and four assists in the ten games prior, as per Transfermarkt.
It is understandable, as this run of matches have been his first in a very long time, though Moyes is likely to make a big call and stick with him at the Hawthorns.
Declan Rice, who played the full 90 on his return from injury, got through unscathed and will continue his partnership with Tomas Soucek.
Whilst the backline of Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson and Vladimir Coufal, in front of veteran shot-stopper Lukasz Fabianski is also unchanged.