West Ham United can seal a place in the Europa League with at least a draw in their final Premier League game of the 2020/21 season.
David Moyes and his side welcome Southampton to the London Stadium later this afternoon, where they’ll be looking to round off their phenomenal year in style.
It was only last season that the Scotsman saved the Irons from relegation with one game to go, now they need a solitary point to be competing on the biggest stage next term.
The 58-year-old has plenty to ponder in terms of team selection, so it will be interesting to see what sort of line up he selects, so here’s our predicted XI ahead of kick-off…
There could only be one change from the side that defeated West Brom in midweek.
Moyes may decide to revert back to the 3-4-3 system that has served the Hammers so well throughout the campaign in a bid to ensure a point, which would mean a defender would have to come into the side.
Issa Diop is the obvious candidate to pair up alongside Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson.
In the warm-up at the Hawthorns, Lukasz Fabianski pulled up with a knee problem, so Darren Randolph is expected to deputise between the sticks once again, with Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal taking up their usual roles out wide.
It means Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice continue their impressive partnership in the middle, whilst it is the £26m-rated Pablo Fornals who makes way for the 24-year-old Frenchman.
Michail Antonio will undoubtedly lead the line and he’ll be joined by Said Benrahama and Jesse Lingard, who Moyes does have a big decision over. The Man Utd loanee has been out of form recently, failing to score in their last five games, whilst he’s also only provided one assist in that run, too.
He does keep his place over the potential inclusion of Jarrod Bowen.
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