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Saturday 27 April 2019
Pelle Springs a Surprise for the Barry McGuigan!
Here we go - as the perpslang goes, it really is the big un! Pelle has, as usual, pulled a surprise by changing his defence, bringing Issa Diop back into the starting XI. Along with Ryan Fredericks who comes in for Pablo Zabaleta, will be lookibg to shore up a Hammers defence tgat just keeps leaking goals. Otherwise, the only (minor) surprise is tgat Arnautovic holds on to his starting berth - a real measure of where reinforcements are needed as most clubs would have dropped the totally out of sorts striker by now but Pellegrini lacks a suitable replacement. That said, this would be a perfect game for Arnie to remibd us all that he has the ability if not always the temperament! West Ham United:Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Antonio, Noble (c), Snodgrass, Anderson, Arnautovic. Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Obiang, Chicharito, Wilshere, Ogbonna, Perez.