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Predicted: David Moyes makes six West Ham changes for Everton and one of them is hugely unpopular

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Predicted: David Moyes makes six West Ham changes for Everton and one of them is hugely unpopular

We predict David Moyes makes six West Ham changes for Everton and one of them is going to be hugely unpopular with fans.

West Ham head to Goodison Park for what has become a huge early clash between two teams struggling for form and wins.

West Ham have won just one of their opening six games and sit in the bottom three of the fledgling Premier League table ahead of the trip to Goodison Park.

Moyes returns to his old club Everton who are led by former West Ham academy graduate Frank Lampard.

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Everton have four points like the Hammers but are actually yet to win a game this season.

Both sides will be desperate to get all three points and alleviate any early pressure.

West Ham go into the Everton game off the back of a 3-2 win away at Silkeborg in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night.

The Hammers have just three injury doubts with Nayef Aguerd, Ben Johnson and youngster Harrison Ashby on the sidelines.

We predict Moyes makes six West Ham changes for Everton and one of them is hugely unpopular.

Lukasz Fabianski will return in goal to replace Alphonse Areola in the first change from the team which started against Silkeborg.

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Moyes must decide whether to stick with a back five or revert to a four. But sticking with a five will invariably mean he has to choose one of Pablo Fornals or Lucas Paqueta to bench.

So we think Moyes will go back to a four with Kurt Zouma replacing Craig Dawson in change number two.

Either Emerson or Aaron Cresswell will then make way in change number three for Pablo Fornals to take his place in midfield.

Change number four will see Manuel Lanzini replaced by Tomas Soucek while Jarrod Bowen will come back in for Maxwel Cornet in change number five.

It is change number six that may prove hugely unpopular with fans, though.

After Moyes’ critical take on Gianluca Scamacca’s performance against Silkeborg and a call for patience over his drip-feeding of the Italian into the Premier League, we believe the Scot will once again prefer Michail Antonio up front.

Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Everton:

Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell or Emerson, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Paqueta, Bowen, Antonio.

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