Team news: West Ham unchanged for Brighton clash

Marko Arnautovic

West Ham United name an unchanged team for Friday night’s game at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Marko Arnautovic is fit to continue up front and the Austria forward will be looking to add to his four goals already this term, with Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko supporting from the wings.

Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena will again start in the heart of the Hammers’ defence, with a midfield three of Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang in front of them.

The one change to Manuel Pellegrini’s 18-man squad sees Aaron Cresswell return to the bench, with Grady Diangana sitting out.

West Ham United: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Noble (c), Obiang; Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic
Subs: Adrian, Fredericks, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Snodgrass, Antonio, Lucas

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Bruno (c), Bong, Duffy, Dunk, Kayal, Knockaert, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, March, Propper
Subs: Button, Bissouma, Locadia, Andone, Balogun, Izquierdo, Bernardo

Referee: Kevin Friend