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West Ham predicted lineup vs Leeds - Premier League

Toby Cudworth
West Ham bounced back from losing to Man Utd in the Premier League with a Carabao Cup win
West Ham bounced back from losing to Man Utd in the Premier League with a Carabao Cup win / IAN KINGTON/Getty Images
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West Ham's sixth Premier League game of what will be an extremely busy season is a trip to Yorkshire and a date with Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Hammers are juggling league, Europa League and Carabao Cup action at the moment, which is a strong indicator of the continued progress being made under David Moyes.

Last time out in the Premier League, West Ham came unstuck against Manchester United at the London Stadium - but only after Mark Noble saw his injury-time penalty dramatically saved by David de Gea.

Moyes is unlikely to change much from that side, bringing back in a number of the players who were rested in midweek for the Carabao Cup.


West Ham predicted lineup vs Leeds - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

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Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - The Pole hasn't put a foot wrong yet so there's no reason for Alphonse Areola to take his place yet.

Vladimir Coufal (RB) - Played 75 minutes in midweek because of Ryan Fredericks' injury. Not ideal but has incredible stamina.

Kurt Zouma (CB) - Was superb on his Premier League debut for West Ham against Manchester United. More of the same required here.

Angelo Ogbonna (CB) - Issa Diop and Craig Dawson have strong cases for starting alongside Zouma, but Ogbonna was also a rock against United. Competition for places is very welcome.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - Ben Johnson deputised in the midweek to allow Cresswell to freshen up for the challenge of Raphinha.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice (CM) - Going from strength to strength each and every week. Rice vs Kalvin Phillips in the battle of England's defensive midfielders should be a fun watch.

Tomas Soucek (CM) - Was a little sloppy against United in truth, giving the ball away uncharacteristically. Has the mentality to put that behind him immediately.

Pablo Fornals (CM) - So, so important for West Ham, Fornals never stops running and has now found end product to marry up with his stylish build-up play.

3. Forwards

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - It's a toss up between Bowen and Nikola Vlasic for a start on the right, but only because the former Hull man played 90 minutes in midweek. He's so good though that he can't be dropped...right?

Michail Antonio (ST) - Missed the game against Manchester United because of a silly red card the week before. The Premier League's top scorer so far.

Said Benrahma (LW) - Moyes said all along that Benrahma needed time to adapt and work on a few things before becoming a Premier League regular. Three goals in five games suggests the hard graft is paying off.

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