West Ham United boss David Moyes has made three changes to his side for the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
West Ham’s clash with Wolves is a huge game for their Champions League dreams this evening.
West Ham know a win over Wolves at Molineux will elevate them into fourth place after Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom and Tottenham’s failure to beat Newcastle.
Massive night for West Ham’s Champions League hopes but Dec is out
West Ham’s hopes of Champions League football will be alive and kicking with just eight games remaining if they win at Molineux.
They will have to do so without star man Declan Rice, though.
The midfield ace is expected to be out for at least a month with a knee injury.
And captain Mark Noble steps into the side as his replacement.
Pablo Fornals and Arthur Masuaku are both back from injury and return straight to the starting XI.
Three changes from Moyes as Noble, Fornals and Masuaku come back in
West Ham are one of the success stories of the season under Moyes and are enjoying what promises to be their best campaign for 35 years.
One of the highlights of West Ham’s superb campaign was a 4-0 win over Wolves earlier this season.
What Moyes would do for a similar result and performance tonight.
The Hammers threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Arsenal last time out before the international break.
Wolves played well and were unlucky to lose 1-0 to Liverpool in their last game.
West Ham are expected to line up in a wingback formation with Aaron Cresswell operating as left centre-back alongside Craig Dawson and Issa Diop.
Hammers to go with wingback formation
Noble will partner Tomas Soucek and Pablo Fornals in central midfield.
Masuaku will play at left wing-back.
West Ham fans were dreading seeing Noble back in the side.
The club skipper has a dismal record of one point from a possible 12 in the four games he has started this season.
Jesse Lingard will play off Michail Antonio up front. Jarrod Bowen drops to the bench alongside Said Benrahma.
Confirmed West Ham starting XI to face Wolves:
Fabianski, Masuaku, Cresswell, Diop, Dawson, Coufal, Noble, Soucek, Fornals, Lingard, Antonio.