Saturday 09 Mar
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Team news: Hammers unchanged for Cardiff clash

Robert Snodgrass

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini names an unchanged side for Saturday’s Premier League game at Cardiff City.

Chicharito starts up-front as the Hammers go looking for a second successive win following last weekend’s 2-0 victory against Newcastle United.

The Mexican will be supported in attack by Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass, with Mark Noble and Declan Rice anchoring the midfield.

Fabian Balbuena returns to the bench following his knee injury, with Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop remaining at centre-back.

Aaron Cresswell, Ryan Fredericks and Lukasz Fabianski complete the starting XI.

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Morrison (c), Ecuele Manga, Arter, Murphy, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Niasse, Hoilett
Subs: Smithies, Ralls, Zohore, Paterson, De Cordova-Reid, Bacuna, Harris

West Ham United: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble (c), Snodgrass, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Chicharito
Subs: Adrian, Balbuena, Masuaku, Obiang, Nasri, Antonio, Arnautovic

Referee: Graham Scott