By Adefunmiloye Alani

16th Jan, 2022 | 1:01pm

Confirmed West Ham starting XI vs Leeds United

West Ham United have confirmed their starting XI for the Premier League clash against Leeds United this afternoon.

The Hammers host Marcelo Bielsa’s side for the second time in a week after both teams met in the third round of the FA Cup last weekend, and they will be keen to record victory again.

The London Stadium outfit took to their official Twitter account to confirm their line-up to the game prior to kick off, with Nikola Vlasic, 24, starting and a handful of changes made.

Win on the cards?

Mark Noble and Tomas Soucek were not able to make David Moyes’ starting XI, while Kurt Zouma has not returned to the matchday squad despite being pictured in training recently.

Nevertheless, West Ham still have enough within their squad to pick up all three points against injury-ravaged Leeds, and this starting XI should not struggle to get the job done.

Another victory today will see the Irons further consolidate their position in the top-four, and that is badly needed.

Despite a stuttering run in December, West Ham have managed to get their season back on track, and a win against the Whites will help sustain the momentum.

Nevertheless, nothing is guaranteed today, and given that a defeat will further draw into a relegation battle, the visitors will be eager to cause an upset.

Raphinha is capable of coming up with a moment or two of magic given his huge quality, and the Hammers defence need to be on top of their game.

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