West Ham predicted lineup vs Eintracht Frankfurt - Europa League

03 May 2022 09:30

West Ham travel to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, looking to overturn a first-leg semi-final defeat to make the Europa League final.

Last week's 2-1 loss to the German outfit left the Hammers with it all to do in the second leg, especially given their current form. Domestically, West Ham are without a Premier League win in four fixtures, losing three of those, and have suffered defeat in each of their previous three across all competitions.

Also in woeful form, Frankfurt most significantly snatched victory at the London Stadium last time out and certainly come into Thursday's game in the ascendancy. Here's how Moyes could set his side up.


West Ham predicted lineup vs Eintracht Frankfurt (4-2-3-1)

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GK: Alphonse Areola - Has been entrusted in this competition so far, and that shouldn't change.

RB: Ben Johnson - Could come in to replace Vladimir Coufal at right-back, having done a solid job on Filip Kostic last Thursday.

CB: Craig Dawson - Back available after serving part of his domestic suspension last time out, the Englishman should return.

CB: Kurt Zouma - Shocked everyone when he started the first leg and is in line for a third consecutive berth here.

LB: Aaron Cresswell - Moved across to central defence to cope with the lack of options last time out but will be shifted back out wide with Dawson's return.

CM: Tomas Soucek - Left out against Arsenal last time out, but the Czech should be set for a recall to the lineup.

CM: Declan Rice - The midfield maestro is the first name on the team sheet and will inevitably skipper the side once again in this one.

RM: Jarrod Bowen - One of the most important figures of this incredible campaign for the Hammers, the club's top scorer this term is a certain starter.

AM: Manuel Lanzini - Has started every knockout game he's been eligible for and, although Said Benrahma impressed off the bench in the first leg, the Argentine should continue.

LM: Pablo Fornals - Disappointed last week but his creative capabilities and insatiable work ethic make him a hugely valuable player.

ST: Michail Antonio - Ended his goal drought to score in the first leg, and would write himself even further into West Ham folklore if he were to score against Frankfurt again.

Source: 90min