Tinker Time For David Moyes As West Ham Chase Three Points: Predicted XI

David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Said Benrahma, West Ham.
Said Benrahma, West Ham. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) /


SS: Said Benrahma

Like Bowen, Benrahma could be recalled into the starting eleven to give the side a more attacking look to it. Benrahma was immense when he played against Leeds earlier in the season. The match in Yorkshire was the first time the Algerian was able to really show his class for West Ham.

The 25-year-old is yet to score for the Hammers, and a strike against Leeds would be the perfect time to start. The winger came close plenty of times at Elland Road and in other games this season; with a bit more luck, Benrahma could finally open his account.

ST: Michail Antonio

As the only fit senior striker in the club, it is unsurprising that Antonio will start the game for the Hammers. Antonio in enjoying his best season since joining from Nottingham Forest six years ago. Antonio has become crucial to the team’s system, and his pace and power will be crucial to breaking Leeds pressing game.

Full Line-up & Formation: 4-4-1-1


Coufal Dawson Diop Cresswell

Bowen Rice Soucek Lingard



This formation was very effective against the Whites last time the two sides met. Moyes should consider switching back to it for the clash at the London Stadium. The work rate of the midfielders will help counter Leeds’ high press, especially with Lingard and Bowen on the flanks. The wingers will be able to protect the full-backs when defending.

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Leeds will cause plenty of issues to David Moyes’ side, but if the Hammers continue to play like they have this year, then they should come away with all three points.