Team News: Carroll and Reid return to face Terriers

Andy Carroll


West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has made five changes to his starting XI for tonight’s Premier League fixture with Huddersfield Town.

Andy Carroll returns after five months out with a hip problem – although admittedly most of that was the close-season – while Winston Reid is also back in action after a hamstring injury.

Captain Mark Noble picked up a knee injury in training on Friday and misses out, while Edimilson Fernandes suffered a knock to his ankle while on international duty with Switzerland.

Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice and Andre Ayew also drop to the bench.

Into their places come the quintet of Reid, Carroll, Jose Fonte, Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate It also looks like three-at-the-back, too, with Reid, Fonte and James Collins all named in the side.

Also missing are Manuel Lanzini, who suffered a knock to his knee at Newcastle United 16 days ago, and Marko Arnautovic, who is serving the final game of a three-match ban after being sent-off at Southampton.

Reid captains the side in Noble’s absence.

David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town are unchanged from the side which drew 0-0 at home with Southampton a fortnight ago.

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

Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Smith ©, Billing, Kachungha, Mooy, Lowe, Van La Parra, Ince, Mounie, Zanka, Schindler
Subs: Coleman (GK), Malone, Sabiri, Williams, Depoitre, Hadergjonaj, Hefele