David Moyes shares West Ham United team news ahead of Premier League clash v Everton
David Moyes has admitted that there will be changes to the West Ham team that faces Everton after the win over Silkeborg on Thursday night.
The Hammers claimed a hard-fought 3-2 win in the Europa Conference League thanks to goals from Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca and Craig Dawson as they came from behind to make it maximum points so far in the group.
But after a week off in the Premier League they return to action this weekend at Goodison Park, but Moyes says there will be changes to the team, as quoted by Football.London [16 September].
“Well, I’ll need to check them all yet from last night, but we start again and as far as we are aware, everyone is ok,’ he said.
“I think it is important to try and use the players as best as we can. The boys who were on international duty in the summer had a really late return, Declan especially, and it took them time to recover.
“We had something like 60 games last year, so they had a really busy time. But that builds up some resilience as well in terms of the regular games and from our point of view, we are always trying to improve with Declan and the other players, and we are trying to look after them as well.”
One thing West Ham had a problem with last season is that the starting lineup became fairly predictable but that shouldn’t be an issue this time around.
Moyes worked hard to strengthen the squad in the summer window to provide good quality depth for the season ahead of a hectic schedule and he must use that wisely now in periods such as this, with games coming thick and fast.
The Europa Conference League has seen some players perform to a great level and stake their claim for a starting berth in the Premier League, but Moyes must strike a balance with rest and performance.
He now has the options to do that and not weaken his first lineup, while also ensuring that key players are afforded a rest at an important part of the season too.
What changes he could make remain unknown, but there are plenty of people gunning for places and that can only be a positive as the team look to get back on track after a stuttering start in the Premier League.