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West Ham can blow Newcastle away if Moyes uses blueprint of 3-1 win and starts Ryan Fredericks

West Ham boss David Moyes should consider starting Ryan Fredericks against Newcastle on Sunday.

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The Hammers manager used the 28-year-old to great effect in a more advanced role last season away at Aston Villa during a 3-1 win for the East London outfit.

Whilst Fredericks isn’t the most popular player at the London Stadium amongst the West Ham fans, he can still be very useful in certain games.

And one of them could be our Premier League opener against Newcastle.


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Allan Saint-Maximin is a doubt for the Magpies. But if the 24-year-old plays, he will undoubtedly cause us all sorts of problems.

And even if the lightning quick winger doesn’t play, it will be in West Ham’s best interest to be rigid and tough to beat.

Newcastle will surely have to be more adventurous than they were last season with 50,000 Geordies ready to urge them on.

David Moyes should start Ryan Fredericks for West Ham against Newcastle

Playing the former Fulham man just ahead of Vladimir Coufal will provide us with great solidity.

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Jarrod Bowen hasn’t played much during pre-season, so starting him could be a risk anyway.

Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett is a decent defender but he isn’t the quickest. So Fredericks’ pace could be a really useful weapon going forward for the Hammers.

It will be vital for West Ham to get their campaign off to winning start.

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And Moyes utilising Fredericks as he did against Villa last season could be the key to doing just that.

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