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West Ham predicted lineup vs Brentford - Premier League

Max Parsons
David Moyes has some big decisions to make
David Moyes has some big decisions to make / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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West Ham turn their attention back to Premier League action on Sunday as they travel across town to face Brentford.

The Hammers will be in for a tough test having partaken in a gruelling 1-1 draw with Lyon on Thursday night. That gutsy collective display followed a 2-1 victory against Everton, giving the Hammers a solid foundation upon which to build some momentum heading into the business end of the campaign.

Sunday's trip to west London, however, will be no gimme - Brentford have just thrashed Chelsea 4-1, after all. Here's how David Moyes could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Lukasz Fabianski
Fabianski will return / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - Should return between the sticks as Moyes' designated Premier League goalkeeper.

Ben Johnson (RB) - Ryan Fredericks put in a good shift in midweek but could be afforded a rest so soon after, opening the door to Ben Johnson.

Craig Dawson (CB) - Such an enjoyable defender to watch - proper old school.

Kurt Zouma (CB) -
Set for a ninth start in ten Premier League outings since returning from a hamstring injury.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - Sent off against Lyon in midweek but, with 45 minutes more rest than most of his colleagues, should be raring to go this weekend.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice
What a player / Harriet Lander/Copa/GettyImages

Tomas Soucek (CM) - Has missed just two league games all campaign and, despite running himself into the ground on Thursday night, will likely start once more.

Declan Rice (CM) - Seems to carry on developing as the weeks roll by. An absolute Rolls Royce of a midfielder.

Pablo Fornals (CM) -
Manuel Lanzini will likely still be out of contention for this weekend's clash, so Fornals should continue in midfield.

3. Forwards

Jarrod Bowen
England calling / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - Two big goals in two games since returning from injury - what a season Bowen is having.

Michail Antonio (ST) -
In for a tough afternoon against the likes of Pontus Jansson and Ethan Pinnock - it should make for a good watch.

Said Benrahma (LW) -
With Lanzini out, Benrahama should be set to retain his spot on the left of the West Ham front three at the home of his former club.

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