Pablo Fornals and Danny Ings to start - West Ham United predicted XI v Leeds United
David Moyes is likely to make several changes to his West Ham starting lineup for the Premier League clash with Leeds on Sunday (21 May).
The Hammers progressed through to the Europa Conference League final with a 1-0 win over AZ Alkmaar having made several changes to his team for the Premier League defeat to Brentford last weekend.
And after the boss admitted that he will have a decision to make about the team again, it’s fair to say that we can expect some changes to be made for the final home game of the season.
Alphonse Areola started in Europe once again but Lukasz Fabianski is likely to come back into the team having cemented himself as the number one goalkeeper in the Premier League.
Vladimir Coufal returned to the squad in midweek but didn’t feature following his hamstring injury. It’s unlikely that he’ll be ready to start just a few days later though, so Ben Johnson could get the nod at right-back once again.
Thilo Kehrer has been in great form at right-back recently but with Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd suffering with injuries throughout the season he should move over to the middle while the Moroccan gets a well deserved rest.
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Emerson Palmieri is the back-up left-back and Aaron Cresswell seems to have won his place back at left-back, so the Italian should get another chance to impress.
Declan Rice remains the a West Ham player for now and this could well be his goodbye to the London Stadium so he will start the game at the heart of the midfield, and he could partner Flynn Downes after Tomas Soucek was one of the only players to play against both Brentford and AZ Alkmaar.
Lucas Paqueta has finally settled into the team and is performing like our most expensive player ever, so should keep his place in the team to continue that momentum in the advanced midfield role.
Jarrod Bowen remains the best right-winger in the squad and needs to find some form ahead of the final so should start too, while goalscoring hero Pablo Fornals should be rewarded with a start on the left ahead of Said Benrahma.
Antonio limped off in midweek with what looked like a groin problem, so Danny Ings should come into the starting lineup.