David Moyes has dipped into his sizeable squad for this evening's trip to KAA Gent. Clearly, he has an eye on trying to get something from Sunday's visit from Arsenal, but also is emphasising loyalty with his selection of European stalwarts Lanzini, Johnson, Areola and Downes.
It's unclear yet whether Moyes has a 3-5-2 in mind or perhaps something more exotic but we can expect to see Bowen and Emerson marauding up the wings in support of lonely boy, Danny Ings. Lanzini should float while Rice and Downes will look to dominate midfield.
Maxwell Cornet will be disappointed not to start but should get some game time and hopefully Hammers fans will get another viewing of exciting youngster Divin Mubama.
It's just under an hour to kick off.
West Ham United starting XI: Alphonse Areola; Ben Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Nayef Aguerd; Vladimir Coufal, Flynn Downes, Declan Rice, Manuel Lanzini, Emerson; Jarrod Bowen, Danny Ings
Subs: Lukasz Fabianski, Joseph Anang, Thilo Kehrer, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Tomas Soucek, Pablo Fornals, Lucas Paqueta, Said Benrahma, Maxwel Cornet, Divin Mubama, Michail Antonio
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