West Ham predicted lineup vs Norwich - Premier League

06 May 2022 07:45

West Ham return to domestic action this weekend as they visit Norwich in the Premier League.

David Moyes' men's confidence will have inevitably taken a hit this week, after their European dream came crashing down courtesy of defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night but, with a run of just one victory in eight outings across all competitions behind them, it's crucial for them to bounce back and finish the season strongly.

Sunday represents a good opportunity to do that, with a trip to rock-bottom Norwich in store. Here's how the Hammers could line up.

1. West Ham predicted lineup vs Norwich (4-2-3-1)

At least Cresswell should be well rested | Alex Grimm/GettyImages

GK: Lukasz Fabianski - Will return to the starting lineup as West Ham's designated Premier League goalkeeper.

RB: Vladimir Coufal -
With Moyes potentially opting for the strongest possible lineup with a win very much needed, Coufal could retain his spot ahead of Ben Johnson and Ryan Fredericks.

CB: Craig Dawson -
Now available after serving his domestic one-match ban, Dawson will certainly start at the heart of defence.

CB: Kurt Zouma -
Issa Diop will likely be available from the outset on Sunday, but Zouma should continue alongside Dawson at the back.

LB: Aaron Cresswell -
Fresh from his second red card of the Europa League knockout stage, Cresswell should have served punishment enough watching the game unfold from the stands.

CM: Tomas Soucek -
Worked himself down to the bone on Thursday but he should be ready to give his all for the cause once more this weekend.

CM:
Declan Rice - Invariably one of his side's brightest players on Thursday, the skipper will surely retain his spot and try to drag West Ham out of this woeful spell.

AM: Manuel Lanzini -
His evening was cut short in midweek as he was sacrificed for Johnson following Cresswell's dismissal, so he should be raring to go here.

RW: Jarrod Bowen -
A goal against Arsenal in his side's last Premier League outing put him on double figures for both goals and assists this term.

ST: Andriy Yarmolenko -
Michail Antonio appears very fatigued at the moment, potentially resulting in Yarmolenko's involvement this Sunday.

LW: Said Benrahma -
Pablo Fornals was disappointing once again last time out, and this could be a good chance for the Algerian to strut his stuff.

Source: 90min