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West Ham predicted lineup vs Sevilla - Europa League

Jamie Spencer
West Ham return to the Europa League this week
West Ham return to the Europa League this week / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

West Ham return to Europa League action this week, more than three months after booking their place in the competition's last 16 stage.

Record winners Sevilla stand in the way for now, with David Moyes' Hammers looking to bounce back from a Premier League defeat to Liverpool at the weekend with a sound performance.

The trip to Spain will be far from easy against a very good opponent, but this is the starting XI that Moyes could pick...

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Alphonse Areola
Alphonse Areola has been West Ham's Europa League goalkeeper / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Alphonse Areola (GK) - The Frenchman was a starter in the group stage and is expected to come in for Lukasz Fabianski once more.

Ryan Fredericks (RB) - Should get the nod over Ben Johnson while Vladimir Coufal is sidelined following recent surgery.

Craig Dawson (CB) - Was a regular in the group stage as part of a rotated side, but has been a Premier League starter since Angelo Ogbonna's injury.

Kurt Zouma (CB) - This is set to be his first European appearance of the season since matchday one of the group stage back in September.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) - Managed three assists in just four Europa League appearances during the first phase of the competition.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice (CM) - Missing the skipper was a big blow against Liverpool and it is hoped that he has recovered from illness to play here.

Tomas Soucek (CM) - Has four goals to his name in the Premier League this season but is yet to score in Europe.

Manuel Lanzini (AM) - The Argentine will encounter a handful of his fellow countrymen in the Sevilla lineup.

3. Forwards

Michail Antonio will provide a direct threat
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Said Benrahma (RW) - The Algerian has struggled for consistent minutes since the Africa Cup of Nations but could come in for Jarrod Bowen.

Michail Antonio (ST) - Played only sparsely in the group stage but had goal involvements in wins over Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna.

Pablo Fornals (LW) - Could return to the left flank after playing a central role against Liverpool in the Premier League.

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