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West Ham's confirmed lineup vs Dinamo Zagreb - Europa League

Toby Cudworth
David Moyes' West Ham are ready for Europe
David Moyes' West Ham are ready for Europe / Ian Kington | Catherine Ivill / AFP via Getty Images

West Ham get cracking in the Europa League group stages with a difficult looking trip to Dinamo Zagreb.

The Croatian champions are experienced campaigners in this competition, reaching the quarter-finals last year after overturning a 2-0 deficit to dispense of a Jose Mourinho-led Tottenham. They have, however, already lost unexpectedly in Europe this season, losing their Champions League qualification play-off against Sheriff Tiraspol.

David Moyes has rotated his West Ham side as he looks to juggle the added stresses and strains placed upon the club's schedule, but it is not wholesale changes.

Here's how the Hammers boss has set up his side.

West Ham's confirmed lineup vs Dinamo Zagreb - Europa League

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - Many expected Alphonse Areola to start in goal, but instead it's Fabianski who gets the nod. Perhaps the Frenchman is getting a start against Manchester United.

Ryan Fredericks (RB) - A breather for Vladimir Coufal earns Fredericks a start at right-back.

Kurt Zouma (CB) - Craig Dawson knows his time as a regular starter is drawing to a close; this should be phase one of the Zouma first team initiation.

Issa Diop (CB) - Moyes could have gone with the experience of Angelo Ogbonna, but Diop's time to shine is now.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - Will need to wary of Dinamo's threat down the right, though Cresswell also poses a danger from set pieces.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice (CM) - Will captain West Ham in Europe at the tender age of 22, fine reward for his continued brilliance in midfield.

Tomas Soucek (CM) - Hasn't been at his brilliant best during West Ham's opening four games, perhaps indicative of a busy summer with the Czech Republic. No time for rest here though.

Manuel Lanzini (AM) - Has the quality in him to win games for West Ham singlehandedly. Must show that more, starting here.

3. Forwards

Michail Antonio, David Moyes
Michail Antonio should start after his weekend red card / Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Nikola Vlasic (RW) - Signed towards the end of the transfer window from CSKA Moscow, Vlasic is no stranger to Dinamo - having previously played for their big rivals Hadjuk Split.

Michail Antonio (CF) - A needless red card against Southampton at the weekend effectively rules Antonio in for a full 90 minutes here. Big chance to show what he can do and bully Dinamo's defence.

Pablo Fornals (LW) - Will operate on the left hand side to ensure West Ham are more compact defensively. Never stops running.