West Ham manager David Moyes is expected to make a late decision on the fitness of three key players ahead of their Premier League match against Everton on Sunday afternoon.
While the Hammers have lost four of their last six Premier League games, they will be hoping to build momentum ahead of their Europa League match against Lyon in the coming days.
West Ham’s number one goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski, will be back in goal after as he is having an impressive season.
While Kurt Zouma and Craig Dawson have no reason to leave the team, Aaron Cresswell is a reliable winger who excels at set-piece delivery. He should keep his place at left-back.
The right back Vladimir Coufal, who had surgery for a hernia, has been back in training and could play for the team.
Ben Johnson, on the other hand, is expected to carry on as he has done so far, despite some doubts about his fitness.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have shown this season that they can’t be stopped. They will stay in the pivot to protect the defense and support the attack.
Pablo Fornals has been excellent on the left, but he could be moved to a more central role if Manuel Lanzini is unable to play due to a car accident.
Said Benrahma could be brought in to play on the left wing so that he can cut in on his right foot and set up Michail Antonio in front of goal.
It’s likely that Nikola Vlasic will start in place of Jarrod Bowen on the right after missing the last four matches with a foot injury. Bowen has returned to training but, like Coufal, there are questions about his match fitness.