By Pranav Shahaney

24th Nov, 2021 | 9:40pm

Michail Antonio out, 7 other changes - Predicted West Ham XI v Wien

Michail Antonio will not be part of the matchday squad after David Moyes ruled him out for the West Ham clash against Rapid Wien on Thursday.

The Hammers will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing 1-0 at the weekend against Wolves.

Having started the season strongly, both in the Premier League as well as in Europe, it would have been a bitter one to take.

However, Wien offer the perfect foil for the Irons to get their confidence back high.

With Antonio out, Andriy Yarmolenko is all but certain to lead the line for the Hammers.

Given Lukasz Fabianski’s appearances in the league, we expect Alphonse Areola to come in between the sticks.

In front of him, Vladimir Coufal is expected back in place of Ben Johnson and likely to replace the youngster in the league as well.

Kurt Zouma could be the one to sit this one out with Issa Diop coming in to partner Craig Dawson.

At left-back, Aaron Cresswell has been ever present which is all the more reason why he’s likely to sit this one out.

Arthur Masuaku, who’s had injuries aplenty, will come in, hopeful of trying to win his spot in the game.

Mark Noble could come in, giving Tomas Soucek a rest and partner Declan Rice in midfield.

Manuel Lanzini and Nikola Vlasic could also come in for Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals.

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