Team news: Pellegrini names unchanged starting XI for Hertha clash



West Ham United's team news for this afternoon's pre-season fixture with Hertha Berlin has been confirmed, with manager Manuel Pellegrini electing to name an unchanged starting XI for the fixture.

The Irons saw off Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday thanks to Manuel Lanzini's first-half strike before the first team headed to Austria for a week of warm-weather training ahead of the start of the 2019/20 campaign. 

West Ham are facing two tough tests this week as pre-season comes to close, and the manager has opted to keep faith with the same eleven players who started the match against the Cottagers at the weekend. 

It means that summer signings Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller are once again included from the first whistle, with the duo joined by Lanzini and Felipe Anderson in a creative attacking line. 

England internationals Jack Wilshere and Declan Rice form the central midfield pairing once again for the Hammers. In defence, Academy graduate Ben Johnson continues at right-back, while Aaron Cresswell captains the side again from the left. 

Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena will play at centre-back, while 2018/19 Hammer of the Year Lukasz Fabianski is in goal after his clean-sheet at the weekend. 

On the bench, Angelo Ogbonna returns after missing out at the weekend. The Italian will join the ten substitutes who featured against Fulham, of which nine made an appearance in the second half. 

West Ham United starting XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell (c); Rice, Wilshere, F. Anderson, Fornals, Lanzini; Haller

Substitutes: Roberto, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Sanchez, Cullen, Snodgrass, Diangana, Yarmolenko, Antonio, Chicharito