Team news: Lingard returns for Sheffield United clash

Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard returns to the West Ham United starting line-up for Monday night’s Premier League meeting with Sheffield United.

The on-loan Manchester United man was ineligible for last week’s FA Cup trip to his parent club, but he is straight back in to face the Blades.

With Michail Antonio missing out, Lingard will feature at the top end of the pitch alongside birthday boy Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen as the Hammers look to complete a league double over Chris Wilder’s men.

David Moyes is likely to deploy a back five, with Issa Diop coming in for the injured Angelo Ogbonna. Diop, himself, is fit to play after being withdrawn from the action at half-time at Old Trafford following a clash of heads with Anthony Martial.

Diop lines-up alongside fellow defenders Vladimír Coufal, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell and Ben Johnson, with Declan Rice and Tomáš Souček anchoring the midfield.

Łukasz Fabiański starts in goal as he searches an eighth Premier League clean sheet of the campaign.

On the bench, youngsters Jamal Baptiste, Frederik Alves, Conor Coventry and Mipo Odubeko complement the more experienced Ryan Fredericks, David Martin, Mark Noble, Pablo Fornals and Saïd Benrahma.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice (c), Souček, Johnson, Lanzini, Lingard, Bowen
Subs: Martin (GK), Fredericks, Baptiste, Alves, Coventry, Noble, Fornals, Benrahma, Odubeko

Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Ampadu, Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens, Sharp (c), McGoldrick
Subs: Foderingham (GK), Baldock, Lowe, Jagielka, Bryan, Maguire, Burke, McBurnie, Brewster

Referee: Simon Hooper