Tuesday 23 Jun
Updated Tuesday 23 Jun 19:16
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Team news: Two changes for Tottenham test

David Moyes


West Ham United manager David Moyes has made two changes to his side for the Premier League trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening.

Looking to bounce back from Saturday's late defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers - the Hammers' first match since the 2019/20 season restart - Moyes has shuffled his defensive pack, with Jeremy Ngakia and Felipe Anderson making way for defenders Ryan Fredericks and Fabian Balbuena respectively.

The starting eleven is otherwise unchanged, but Balbuena's presence hints at a return to central midfield for Declan Rice, who partnered Issa Diop at centre-back at London Stadium against Wolves.

Fredericks, meanwhile, is making his first start for West Ham since going off injured at Manchester City in February.

Elsewhere, Angelo Ogbonna - who Moyes revealed at his pre-match press conference was facing a late fitness test - is amongst his substitutes.

Moyes has an otherwise unchanged set of nine options from the bench, of which Moyes is able to call upon up to five during the course of the match.

The announcement means that Polish international Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal, protected by a backline anticipated to be Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop and Aaron Cresswell.

In midfield will be the combative trio of Rice, Tomas Soucek and skipper Mark Noble, with attacking outlets provided by Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio.

In addition to Ogbonna, completing Moyes' bench are goalkeeper Darren Randolph; defender Ben Johnson; midfielders Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini; and forwards Andriy Yarmolenko, Albian Ajeti and Xande Silva.

West Ham United: Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell, Fornals, Rice, Noble (c), Soucek, Bowen, Antonio
Substitutes: Randolph, Ogbonna, Johnson, Wilshere, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Yarmolenko, Xande Silva, Ajeti

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (c), Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Alli, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Son, Kane
Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Sessegnon, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Winks, Ndombele, Lamela, Fernandes, Bergwijn
 

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