Team news: Chicharito & Lucas lead the line as West Ham make nine changes at AFC Wimbledon


Manuel Pellegrini makes nine changes to his West Ham United team to take on AFC Wimbledon in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup second round tie.

The manager might have made a raft of changes, but his team is still a strong one with the starting XI boasting close to 1,000 Premier League appearances between them.

Chicharito and summer signing Lucas Perez will lead the line up-front, while Aaron Cresswell makes his first appearance of the season at left-back.

Adrian returns in goal, after deputising for Lukasz Fabianski so far this season, while Pablo Zabaleta, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Declan Rice and Andriy Yarmolenko are also called into the starting team.

Issa Diop and Robert Snodgrass are the two players to retain their starting berths from the weekend.

Youngsters Nathan Holland and Josh Cullen are among the visitors’ substitutes.

West Ham United: Adrian, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Yarmolenko, Obiang, Rice, Snodgrass, Chicharito, Lucas

Substitutes: Fabianski, Masuaku, Balbuena, Cullen, Holland, Felipe Anderson, Antonio

AFC Wimbledon: King, Sibbick, Garratt, McDonald, Oshilaja (c), Pinnock, Hartigan, Trotter, Wagstaff, Hanson, Pigott

Substitutes: McDonnell, Purrington, Nightingale, Thomas, Appiah, Barcham, Wordsworth