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Predicted West Ham XI, latest team and injury news vs Dinamo Zagreb

David Moyes is likely to make wholesale changes to his West Ham United side as they welcome Dinamo Zagreb to the London Stadium for their final Europa League group game this evening.

With a spot in the knockout stages already confirmed, the Irons only have an unbeaten record to uphold, knowing otherwise that the result changes nothing in the grand scheme of things.

What is your prediction for West Ham vs Dinamo Zagreb?

Irons win

Irons win

Draw

Draw

Zagreb win

Zagreb win

The Scot is also dealing with several injury troubles, so it gives him an opportunity to test out a few things and rest some key names but exactly what sort of XI could we see tonight?

Here’s what Football FanCast are predicting as the 58-year-old opts for a mix of youth and fringe options…

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There could be as many as ten changes from the side that defeated Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, with the only player to remain being central defender Issa Diop.

In the absence of injured trio Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson, Moyes could turn to one of the U23s’ biggest prospects in Jamal Baptise, a 6-foot youngster dubbed a “monster” and tipped to become the next Rio Ferdinand in east London.

They will also be joined by another academy talent in Harrison Ashby, who starts at right-back, with Arthur Masuaku on the other flank. The 20-year-old is believed to be “very fearless” and a “big unit” too.

Alphonse Areola should resume his duties as the cup ‘keeper, handing a rest to Lukasz Fabianski between the sticks.

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In midfield, it is all change as club captain Mark Noble and another rarely-seen loanee in Alex Kral replace vice-skipper Declan Rice and Czech compatriot Tomas Soucek, whilst Moyes has confirmed that Croatian playmaker Nikola Vlasic will start, so he’s preferred to Manuel Lanzini in the advanced role.

Andriy Yarmolenko could get an opportunity in the attack, alongside Said Benrahma, who must impress after being axed at the weekend following a string of poor performances.

Meanwhile, it is 17-year-old sensation Sonny Perkins who could lead the line for the Hammers this evening, meaning the likes of Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen are rested.

AND in other news, West Ham could end striker transfer nightmare with “absolute predator”

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