Hammers boss David Moyes makes three West Ham changes for Wolves after Thilo Kehrer Eureka moment in our predicted team.
West Ham go into what is an early six-pointer against fellow strugglers Wolves with a near fully fit squad.
The Hammers know a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers will lift them above their visitors this weekend and potentially out of the bottom three.
Moyes is under pressure for the first time since his return to West Ham in 2020.
Some fans are becoming increasingly restless with the Scot’s tactics and team selection.
After five defeats and just one win from their first seven games, West Ham will be desperate to beat Wolves.
And all eyes will be on what Moyes does with his team selection and tactics having had two weeks to mull over the dismal start to the season and the defeat to Everton last time out.
One of West Ham’s biggest issues has been the lack of quality at fullback.
So the performance of Thilo Kehrer at right-back for Germany in midweek will not have gone unnoticed by Moyes.
Many Hammers fans have suggested Kehrer should be played at right-back or right wingback for West Ham as Moyes searches for a system that actually works and gets results.
We predict Moyes makes three West Ham changes for Wolves after a Kehrer Eureka moment.
Another two weeks of training will have done key man Craig Dawson the world of good.
Predicted: David Moyes makes three West Ham changes for Wolves after Thilo Kehrer Eureka moment
And we think Dawson will come into the team in place of Vladimir Coufal with Kehrer moving to right-back.
Change number two will see Emerson come into the side to replace Aaron Cresswell although quite frankly the former Chelsea man is barely an upgrade on the long-serving Hammer.
Michail Antonio’s trip to New York with Jamaica for a game against Argentina in the early hours of Wednesday gives Moyes the perfect excuse to give a start to Gianluca Scamacca.
The Hammers boss is under pressure to start building the attack around the £35m summer signing.
And we think the Italian will replace Antonio in change number three.
Moyes will be considering whether to start Maxwel Cornet or Said Benrahma over Pablo Fornals. But he will almost always opt for hard work over flair so the best Cornet or Benrahma can hope for is to come on as a second half substitute.
Despite their rank form, we think Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen will also be handed a reprieve by starting against Wolves.
Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Wolves:
Fabianski, Kehrer, Dawson, Zouma, Emerson, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Paqueta, Bowen, Scamacca.