West Ham starting lineup vs Newcastle:
Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio
West Ham play host to Newcastle at the London Stadium in the 12:30pm Premier League kick-off this afternoon.
It is a hugely important game for both teams but for very different reasons.
The Hammers can jump back into fourth spot with a win against Newcastle, even if it is just temporarily.
Meanwhile, the Toon will be looking to create some real distance between themselves and the bottom three.
Eddie Howe has made a big difference since taking over at St James’ Park and he has his Magpies team playing some good stuff. They have an end product now as well and have won their last three Premier League outings.
The Hammer players will have to be on top form today if we are to take three points from the contest.
Nothing less than a win will do if we are to keep alive our dream of finishing inside the top four.
And David Moyes has gone about as strong as he can with his lineup for today’s game against the Tyneside outfit.
West Ham starting lineup vs Newcastle
Moyes has selected an exciting looking lineup that should be more than capable of securing a much-needed win against Howe’s resurgent Magpies this afternoon.
Kurt Zouma comes back in for Issa Diop whilst Ryan Fredericks replaces Vladimir Coufal at right-back and Said Benrahma returns to the starting Xi in place of Manuel Lanzini.
It would be nice if the boys put in a top-class performance today as well. They haven’t played well in quite some time now and as we approach the final third of the campaign, a confidence boost is needed.
The game kicks off this afternoon at 12:30 and can be seen exclusively live on BT Sport.