David Moyes looks set to make eight changes to his West Ham United side for the trip to Leeds United following the win at Man United in midweek.
Moyes rang the changes at Old Trafford as he looked to rest players in what is going to be a hectic schedule for West Ham this season with European football in the mix.
West Ham’s reserves did the club proud by beating Man United 1-0.
And now Moyes looks set to make eight changes for the trip to Leeds with three of his midweek stars retaining their places at Elland Road.
Moyes faces big decision over Areola and Fabianski
West Ham fans have been debating whether Alphonse Areola should replace Lukasz Fabianski in goal.
And the Frenchman showed why with a brilliant debut against Man United, showcasing his athleticism, reactions, presence and kicking.
Moyes faces a big decision on who to start in goal against Marcelo Bielsa’s side. But Areola would be desperately unlucky not to keep the shirt following a standout display.
Right-back issues for Moyes with Johnson waiting in the wings
Ryan Fredericks is injured and will miss the game. And Ben Johnson looks set to stay in the side and switch to his natural right-back position after Moyes suggested Vladimir Coufal was struggling with a groin strain.
Centre-backs Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma come back into the West Ham side to replace the excellent Issa Diop and Craig Dawson.
And Aaron Cresswell comes in – effectively in place of Coufal – taking up his position at left-back with Johnson switching sides.
Moyes to make eight changes to West Ham side for Leeds with three midweek stars keeping their place
Alex Kral and Mark Noble will be replaced by Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice in West Ham’s midfield.
And Pablo Fornals comes back in for Arthur Masuaku while Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma replace Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko.
That means Jarrod Bowen is the third Hammer who started in midweek that will keep his place. But he will revert to his usual role on the right with Antonio up top.
If Coufal manages to make the game then Johnson will drop to the bench.
Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Leeds without Coufal:
Areola, Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.
Predicted West Ham starting XI to face Leeds with Coufal:
Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.