West Ham take on Silkeborg at JYSK Park this Thursday night as they focus on a positive Europa League result. The Hammers’ 3-1 win over FCSB last week should give them some confidence heading into this game.
David Moyes is expected to stick with a 4-3-3 and is expected to make changes to his first team XI for this game. Mikhail Antonio will be responsible for leading the East London club’s attack in the attacking third.
4-3-3 West Ham predicted line-up to face Silkeborg
Alphonse Areola will play for the Hammers after scoring a goal in their last European game. Thilo Kehrer will play alongside Angelo Ogbonna in the West Ham backline as they look to stop the opposition on 90 minutes.
Vladimír Coufal will play at right-back, while Emerson Palmieri will hope to impress at left-back. Emerson was able to find the back of the net last week which will keep him going mentally in this game.
Ben Johnson and Craig Dawson will not be available for this European game as they are still recovering from their respective injuries.
Moyes will choose a midfield consisting of Manuel Lanzini, Declan Rice and Flynn Towns. All three will have to work hard to control possession in the middle of the park and create meaningful openings in the final third.
Rice needs to organize his teammates well and play in midfield. Pablo Fournals, Lucas Paqueta and Jarrod Bowen will sit on the bench, awaiting their chance to shine as hard-hitting substitutes when needed.
Maxwel Cornet will play on the left wing, with Said Benrahma looking to impress on the right. They both need to try to get into Silkeborg’s backline and provide good passing in their box.
Michael Antonio will lead Moyes in attack. The England striker will be looking forward to scoring goals in midweek.
Gianluca Scamacca was relegated to the West Ham bench after a poor performance against FCSB. If West Ham need a goal by then they could affect the game at a later stage.