Monday 30 Nov
Updated Monday 30 Nov 19:00
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Team news: Michail Antonio returns for Villa clash

Michail Antonio celebrates scoring a goal


Michail Antonio returns to the West Ham United starting XI for Monday night's Premier League game against Aston Villa.

The Hammers forward, who missed the previous two games with a hamstring problem, starts up front after returning to training last week.

Manager David Moyes names the No30 as part of a front three alongside Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals, with Sebastien Haller among the substitutes.

The team is otherwise unchanged, as Declan Rice continues with the captain's armband in central midfield alongside Tomas Soucek.

Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell start in the heart of defence as West Ham look for a third straight clean sheet, while Vladimir Coufal and Arthur Masuaku fill the wing-back slots.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice (c), Soucek, Masuaku, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals
Subs: Randolph, Johnson, Diop, Noble, Lanzini, Benrahma, Haller

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Grealish (c), Trezeguet, Watkins
Subs: Steer, Taylor, El Mohamady, Nakamba, Ramsey, El Ghazi, Traore

Referee: Peter Bankes