West Ham United have a well deserved rest this week ahead of the FA Cup third round tie at Stockport next Monday night.

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After three games in six days after Christmas, the Hammers would have been more than happy with their five-point haul.

The reward for the players after West Ham’s victory at Everton was four days off from David Moyes.

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All eyes on FA Cup after West Ham’s hard earned rest

So West Ham will return to training on Wednesday with all eyes on the FA Cup.

West Ham fans are hoping Moyes will really go for it in the cup this season.

The club’s supremely comfortable position in midtable surely affords West Ham that luxury?

After all the Hammers have just one less point after 17 games than they did after 31 last season.

On the flip side, in what is one of the most open seasons for many years, West Ham could also do something special and are very much in contention for a European spot.

So Moyes must decide how he wants to attack the FA Cup. Stockport are a National League side but West Ham have come unstuck by underestimating lower league opposition in the cups over the years.

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Hammers fans expect Moyes to attack the cup

Indeed that is precisely why West Ham’s game has been chose for live TV coverage on Monday night.

The big decision Moyes has to make for the game is who plays up front.

Michail Antonio is feeling his way back from injury and is being carefully drip-fed back into the side.

Sebastien Haller continues to toil but was among the goals against lower league opposition in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

West Ham fans have been discussing the team they want to see played against Stockport.

And many of them want Moyes to make a big call by giving exciting young striker Mipo Odubeko his big chance in the game.

Odubeko was reportedly on the verge of his debut in the Carabao Cup before picking up an injury which has kept him out for the last three months.

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Many supporters call for Moyes to give exciting young striker Odubeko his big chance

Now the 19-year-old Manchester United academy product is back fit.

And a number of West Ham fans think the stage is set for Odubeko to burst onto the scene.

The young striker’s finishing prowess has been likened to Jermain Defoe.

And he was in fine form for West Ham’s development side before his injury earlier this season.

He recently posted videos on social media showing he is back fit.

Now many Hammers fans want him to see his talent in the first team, either starting alongside Haller, on his own or coming on a substitute.

Here are a selection of comments from West Ham fans on Twitter calling for Odubeko to be handed his debut in the FA Cup:


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