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West Ham predicted lineup vs Kidderminster - FA Cup

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Antonio is due a rest
Antonio is due a rest / Naomi Baker/GettyImages
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West Ham will be conscious of avoiding an FA Cup giant-killing when they face Kidderminster on Saturday lunchtime.

This fourth-round clash gives David Moyes a rare chance to rotate some key players and the Scot is likely to make the most of the opportunity.

Here is the starting XI he could go with this weekend...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ben Johnson
Johnson will be back in the team / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Alphonse Areola (GK) - With Lukasz Fabianski likely injured, Areola will start. In truth, even if the Pole had been fit the Frenchman would still have been in line to get the nod.

Ryan Fredericks (RB) -
Former Fulham man Fredericks will get some minutes here in place of Vladimir Coufal.

Issa Diop (CB) -
Once a mainstay of this Hammers team, Diop has been usurped by Kurt Zouma of late.

Craig Dawson (CB) -
West Ham might draft in someone from the youth team, but keeping Dawson in the side to steer clear of any mishaps is more likely.

Ben Johnson (LB) -
A great dancer, and a great left-back too.

2. Midfielders

Alex Kral
Kral will get a rare start / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Mark Noble (CM) - This man bleeds claret and blue. Standards are unlikely to slip with Noble at the base of midfield.

Alex Kral (CM) -
You get the sense there is more to come from Kral. Perhaps this is where it starts for the Czech midfielder.

Nikola Vlasic (AM) -
Vlasic has put in some extremely impressive performances this season. He should have no issue causing Kidderminster problems on Saturday.

3. Forwards

Andriy Yarmolenko
Yarmolenko is under pressure to perform / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Andriy Yarmolenko (RF) - Always good for a stunner, Yarmolenko will be confident of finding the back of the net.

Michail Antonio (ST) -
It would be great if Antonio could have a rest but West Ham just do not have the options. Moyes will be hoping the job is done early so he can be withdrawn.

Said Benrahma (LF) -
Will the Algerian be able to pull of his feints and flicks on a tricky surface? We'll have to wait and see.


You can read 90min's preview of Kidderminster vs West Ham here.

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