Worrying news from the London stadium as Craig Dawson has not made the squad and Ben Johnson has had to move into makeshift centre back!
Hardly ideal with Erling Haaland in waiting to open his Premiership campaign. The loss of height and physicality will impact both in defence and attacking set pieces. Hmmm.
Scamacca is on the benck and may fancy a run at a DePorteless City defence. At 6ft 5 he may trouble Ake in particular.
Tense, very tense....
West Ham United: Fabiański, Johnson, Cresswell, Zouma, Coufal, Rice (c), Souček, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen, AntonioSubs: Areola (GK), Randolph (GK), Ashby, Downes, Coventry, Benrahma, Vlašić, Okoflex, Scamacca