West Ham will look to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Southampton when they travel to face Watford on Tuesday.
David Moyes is still without three of his preferred four defenders, while superstar midfielder Declan Rice misses out through suspension, but he will still demand a response as the Hammers seek to avoid a third consecutive Premier League defeat.
Here’s how the boss could set up for this one.
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – He’s looked a little wobbly in recent weeks but Fabianski will likely keep his spot ahead of Alphonse Areola.
Vladimir Coufal (RB) – Coufal has called for West Ham to go back to basics, something they must do here to stand a chance.
Craig Dawson (CB) – Can either be bloody brilliant or bloody awful – Hammers fans will hope it’s the former of the two.
Issa Diop (CB) – No Kurt Zouma and no Angelo Ogbonna ties Moyes’ hands in terms of team selection
Ben Johnson (LB) – West Ham have missed Aaron Cresswell perhaps more than any other player. Arthur Masuaku has been filling in but arguably it should be Johnson in a back four.
Tomas Soucek (DM) – The goals have dried up for Soucek, who has managed two this year after bagging ten in 2020/21.
Mark Noble (DM) – Rice’s suspension means it could be a return for club captain Noble in midfield.
Jarrod Bowen (RM) – Bowen might start on the wing, but he’ll be encouraged to take up dangerous positions in the box if the opportunity arises.
Said Benrahma (AM) – Played up top in a false nine role against Southampton, but should be back deeper with the return of Michail Antonio.
Manuel Lanzini (LM) – Lanzini’s introduction gave West Ham a lift against the Saints, something that could be rewarded with a start here.
Michail Antonio (ST) – After eight games without a goal, Antonio netted off the bench against Southampton and should now return to the starting lineup.