Team news: Collins returns as captain, Lanzini back in starting XI

AFC Bournemouth team graphic


David Moyes has made two changes to his West Ham United side for the Boxing Day Premier League fixture at AFC Bournemouth.

The Scot has recalled James Collins, and made the Wales defender captain, while Manuel Lanzini returns in place of the injured Michail Antonio.

It looks like being 3-4-2-1 for the Hammers, with Collins, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell making up the three-man defence in front of Adrian.

Pablo Zabaleta and Arthur Masuaku will fill the wing-back positions, with Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate anchoring the midfield.

Lanzini, who returns after a two-match suspension, will join Andre Ayew in supporting the in-form Marko Arnautovic in attack.

The bench is filled by Joe Hart, defender Winston Reid, youngsters Declan Rice and Domingos Quina and strikers Chicharito, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho.

Antonio and Mark Noble (hamstring) miss out through injury, joining Sam Byram, Jose Fonte, Edimilson Fernandes and Nathan Holland in the treatment room.

AFC Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis ©, S.Cook, Ake, Smith, Gosling, L.Cook, Ibe, Fraser, King, Wilson
Subs: Boruc (GK), Pugh, Afobe, Hyndman, Mahoney, Mousset, Simpson

West Ham United: Adrian, Zabaleta, Collins ©, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Obiang, Kouyate, Ayew, Lanzini, Arnautovic
Subs: Hart (GK), Reid, Rice, Quina, Carroll, Chicharito, Sakho