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Predicted line-up: David Moyes to make final decision on six or seven West Ham changes for Brentford as fitness test looms

West Ham United boss David Moyes will make a final decision on whether he implements six or seven changes to his side for Brentford.

Moyes is aiming to elevate West Ham into the top four today by going in search of a fourth consecutive win in all competitions when Brentford come to the London Stadium.

Both West Ham and the Bees are riding the crest of a wave so far this season.

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The Hammers have recorded three memorable wins in the last week or so.

Moyes’s boys beat Man United at Old Trafford in the cup, Leeds away in the league and then Rapid Wien 2-0 to top their Europa League group on Thursday night.

With Moyes stating his belief West Ham can compete for a top four spot again, the Scot will be aiming to get in and around it heading into the October international break.

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The Scot is having to juggle a busy schedule with West Ham fighting on all fronts over land and sea.

And he looks set to make either six or seven changes to his West Ham side from the team which started the win over Rapid Wien.

Whether he makes six or seven depends on a late fitness test that looms for Vladimir Coufal.

The brilliant right-back sat out the Europa win with a groin strain.

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Moyes suggested in his pre-match press conference that Coufal could be ok for the Brentford game.

If fit Moyes will make seven changes.

Lukasz Fabianski will come back in for Alphonse Areola.

Coufal will replace Ben Johnson while Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna will come in for Issa Diop and Craig Dawson.

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Tomas Soucek comes back in from the start to replace Mark Noble while Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals replace Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic respectively.

Predicted West Ham starting XI with Coufal fit:

Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.

Predicted West Ham starting XI with Coufal out:

Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.

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