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West Ham predicted lineup vs Wolves - Premier League

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David Moyes has taken charge of 101 West Ham matches in his second spell at the club
David Moyes has taken charge of 101 West Ham matches in his second spell at the club / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages
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West Ham welcome fellow Champions League chasers Wolves to the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.

One win in the club's last five league games has hampered their hopes of mixing it with the continental elite next season. Yet, West Ham are very much involved in Europe this term, with a Europa League last 16 tie against Sevilla on the horizon in March.

Here's the XI that David Moyes could pick in their upcoming domestic outing.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson has a chance while Vladimir Coufal is out / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - The only Premier League match Fabianski has missed this season was a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.

Ben Johnson (RB) - With Vladimir Coufal recovering from surgery and Moyes' faith in Ryan Fredericks dwindling, Johnson could resume his role as the Czech international's stand-in.

Craig Dawson (CB) - West Ham's not-so-secret weapon has the chance to find the net in three consecutive league appearances for the first time since playing at Bolton in 2013.

Kurt Zouma (CB) - Only a sickness the centre-back has since shaken off - rather than any punishment for his off-field actions - has stopped Moyes from selecting Zouma.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - In a team with the division's third-highest number of set-piece goals, Cresswell is heavily reliant upon dead-ball deliveries for his chance creation.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice
Declan Rice wasn't at his best against Newcastle / Alex Burstow/GettyImages

Tomas Soucek (CM) - The team's joint-top Premier League scorer last season is taking the same number of touches in advanced areas of the pitch but finding the net half as often.

Declan Rice (CM) - One of Europe's best defensive midfielders showed some rare signs of fallibility in a tired performance against Newcastle last weekend.

Pablo Fornals (AM) - With Manuel Lanzini lost to an Achilles issue, Fornals will have to pick up some of the creative slack in his absence.

3. Forwards

Jarrod Bowen
Jarrod Bowen is a huge source of West Ham goals / Warren Little/GettyImages

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - No Premier League player has been responsible for taking or creating a larger proportion of their side's non-penalty expected goals (xG) tally than the utterly integral Bowen (41% per FBref).

Michail Antonio (ST) - Goalless since New Year's Day, Antonio is up against the club he has faced the most without scoring in his senior career (11).

Said Benrahma (LW) - Only international duty has prevented Moyes from using the Algerian forward in the Premier League this season.


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