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West Ham roster set to start against Everton


Without any wins in their last four games, West Ham will bring in the New Year with an away trip to Everton.

The Hammers collapsed to a 0-0 draw with Southampton in their final game of 2020, with a lack of creativity in the attack that once again seemed prevalent being their loss. Still, David Moyes’ side are by no means in the worst possible position and could reach the points with up to five teams ahead of them with a win this weekend.

Here’s how they might line up on New Years Day.

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – West Ham’s number one continues to operate at a high level and will undoubtedly launch this one.

Vladimir Coufal (RB) – Coufal has quickly established himself as a key player in West Ham’s starting XI in recent weeks. A solid defensive player, he has also contributed with two Premier League assists so far.

Craig Dawson (CB) – Despite Che Adams practically heading out of his body, Dawson was solid against Southampton and deserves to start over. Just focus on the ball this time. Please.

Angelo Ogbonna (CB) – The Italian has seriously stepped up this season for the Irons and deserves to be commended for his still dominant performance at the back.

Aaron Cresswell (LB) – Likewise, Cresswell has returned to his best this season for the Irons. Left rear or left of a rear three, it does a job.

Tomas Soucek, Oriol Romeu
Soucek quickly became a West Ham favorite as a utility man | Pool / Getty Images

Declan Rice (DM) – West Ham must do everything in their power to keep Declan Rice a little longer. Now adding technical capabilities to his game, Rice is key to his team’s fortunes this season.

Tomas Soucek (DM) – Soucek will be alongside Rice against the Toffees. The midfielder is a tireless box-to-box runner and has a knack for scoring a goal when needed.

Image ID: Jarrod Bowen (RM) He struggled to make an impact in a strike partnership alongside Sebastien Haller against Brighton but poses a solid threat from wide positions. Bowen could cause problems for Everton.

Manuel Lanzini (AM) – For whatever reason, David Moyes is in no rush to place Said Benrahma in his starting XI. For now, Lanzini will probably start.

Pablo Fornals (LM) – Fornals adds a similar flair to Lanzini on the left for the Hammers and has contributed with two goals and two assists in the league so far.

Sebastien haller
Haller must start delivering more consistently | Sebastian Frej / MB Media / Getty Images

Sébastien Haller (ST) – Michail Antonio made a late comeback against Southampton and although he would likely add a boost to West Ham’s attack, Moyes has been cautious about his recovery from injury.