West Ham United boss David Moyes has been given an instant injury worry on his return to the club.

West Ham face a crucial clash against fellow strugglers Bournemouth at the London Stadium today.

The return of Moyes has not gone down well with supporters.

So the Scot is under pressure from the get go to win them over.

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Moyes under pressure from the off

Three points against Bournemouth would be a good way to start both his second spell and the new year.

But he faces an instant injury headache with Michail Antonio a doubt.

Antonio faces a late fitness test before the game.

Depending on the outcome Moyes will make four or five changes to the team for the first game of his second spell in charge.

Angelo Ogbonna will come back into the side in place of Fabian Balbuena.

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Antonio a doubt as Moyes plots four or five changes

Aaron Cresswell, who was suspended for the Leicester defeat, returns in place of the hapless Arthur Masuaku.


Captain Mark Noble comes back into the team after being “rested” for the Leicester game.

He will replace flop Carlos Sanchez, who has surely played his last game for the Hammers.

And Robert Snodgrass will start in place of Manuel Lanzini who has failed to shine for West Ham for some time now when fit.

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Michail fitness dictates 442 or 433

Should Antonio pass his fitness test, Moyes will likely replace Pablo Fornals or Felipe Anderson too.

Antonio’s fitness will also dictate whether Moyes sets up in a 442 formation or the 433 setup he used in his previous stint as West Ham boss.

All eyes will be on how the manager goes about getting the best out of £45million record signing Sebastien Haller.

Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Bournemouth:

Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Snodgrass, Fornals, Anderson, Haller.

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