West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini looks set to make several changes for the visit of Sheffield United after a stark admission following the defeat to Everton.

The Hammers put on a dismal display as they lost 2-0 at Goodison Park, the scoreline flattering the visitors.

The result means West Ham have not won for five games.

Pellegrini’s side, widely tipped to challenge the top six this season, have dropped into the bottom half of the table as a result.

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‘If I could have changed all 11 maybe I would have’

After the defeat at Everton Pellegrini told the club’s official website he wanted to ‘change all 11 players’ at half-time, so bad was the performance.

And while his squad depth will not allow such drastic measures for the visit of the Blades on Saturday, the Chilean does look certain to ring the changes nonetheless.

West Ham have a number of as yet unknown injury concerns.


But even with all players from last weekend fit, changes are likely.

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Pellegrini to make at least two – if not three – changes

Roberto will keep his place despite once again failing to impress in Lukasz Fabianski’s absence.

Aaron Cresswell should come back in to replace Arthur Masuaku.

Pablo Fornals will make way for Andriy Yarmolenko.

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Lanzini spared… for now?

Pellegrini will resist calls to drop Manuel Lanzini in favour of Jack Wilshere. But if the Argentine continues his poor form expect him to be dragged off at half-time.

There could also be a place on the bench for youngster Nathan Holland after another impressive display – and brace – for the Under 23s against Stoke on Monday night.

Predicted starting XI to face Sheffield United:

Roberto, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Lanzini, Anderson, Yarmolenko, Haller.

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