Date: 21st March 2021 at 7:00am
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West Ham welcome to the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon looking to regain momentum in their push for European football.

Seven days since a 1-0 defeat against Manchester , will look to pick up what could prove to be a crucial three points as the league heads into an .

Boosted by the return of relatively forgotten man Ryan Fredericks, David Moyes also has Jesse Lingard back in contention after the 28-year-old was ineligible to face his parent club last time out.

Pablo Fornals will be tested prior to the clash and could be fit enough to take a place among the substitutes.

Here’s how we think the Scotsman will line his side up…

GOALKEEPER AND DEFENCE

Lukasz Fabianski – Perhaps enjoying his best for of the season recently. Long may it continue.

Vladimir Coufal – Consistent throughout the campaign and will need another big showing here.

Find of the season from a perspective. Will have his hands full but has shown he is more than capable.

Given his opportunity due to injuries but hasn’t let anyone down.

Aaron Cresswell – A huge part to play trying to influence in an attacking sense whilst not relinquishing defensive duties.

MIDFIELD

Declan Rice – Yet another huge afternoon needed from the on-field captain. Plenty of quality in the Arsenal midfield that will need keeping a lid on.

Tomas Soucek – He and Rice get through the work of at least three men. Hasn’t scored for six matches.

ATTACK

Jarrod Bowen – His work rate on and off the ball will be crucial for the Hammers. Short on goals himself and will hope to put that right in the run-in.

Jesse Lingard – Huge boost having him back in the side. Should be on cloud nine after receiving his England recall this week.

Said Benrahma – Perhaps hasn’t featured as often as he might’ve liked but needs to start making an impact when given the chance.

Michail Antonio – Vitally important to the way West Ham play. Needs to keep defenders occupied.