Tuesday 26 Jan
Updated Tuesday 26 Jan 17:00
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Team news: Antonio leads the line at Palace

Michail Antonio


Michail Antonio spearheads the West Ham United attack for Tuesday’s Premier League game at Crystal Palace.

The Hammers forward will look to net for a third straight Premier League game after returning to the starting line-up following his hamstring injury against Burnley ten days ago.

Antonio will be joined at the top end of the pitch by Pablo Fornals, who netted in Saturday’s FA Cup victory against Doncaster Rovers, and Jarrod Bowen.

Declan Rice captains the side as Mark Noble returns to the bench, with Tomas Soucek joining the England man in midfield.

With Lukasz Fabianski in goal, a back four of Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell lines up in front of him.

Young striker Mipo Odubeko is on the bench, alongside Saturday’s goalscorer Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini, who has four goals in eight career appearances against the Eagles.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice (c), Soucek, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio
Subs: Martin, Fredericks, Johnson, Balbuena, Diop. Noble, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Odubeko

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Townsend, Milivojevic (c), McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Benteke
Subs: Butland, van Aanholt, Dann, Ayew, Clyne, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Kelly, Riedewald

Referee: Stuart Attwell