Team News: Said Benrahma starts for West Ham United at West Bromwich Albion

Said Benrahma

West Ham United make two changes to their starting XI for Wednesday evening’s Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.

Said Benrahma, who scored a memorable first Hammers' goal in the 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday night, comes into the team in lieu of Jarrod Bowen, who drops to the substitutes’ bench.

A second late change followed the warm-up, with goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski - who had taken part in those preparations - replaced by Darren Randolph, with Nathan Trott promoted to the bench.

Manager David Moyes’ Irons were otherwise unchanged, with goalkeeper Randolph likely to be protected by a back four of Vladimír Coufal, Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson – a West Brom player for nine years – and Aaron Cresswell.

Having shaken off his injury to start against Brighton, Declan Rice once again captains the side, lining up alongside Tomáš Souček in the centre of the park.

In support of Michail Antonio up front will be the attacking triumvirate of Benrahma, Jesse Lingard and Pablo Fornals.

From the bench, Moyes will be able to call upon goalkeeper Darren Randolph; centre-backs Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena; full-backs Ryan Fredericks and Ben Johnson; midfielder and Club captain Mark Noble; and forwards Bowen, Andriy Yarmolenko and Mipo Odubeko.

West Ham United: Randolph, Coufal, Ogbonna, Dawson, Cresswell, Rice (c), Souček, Benrahma, Lingard, Fornals, Antonio
Subs: Trott (GK), Fredericks, Johnson, Balbuena, Diop, Noble, Bowen, Yarmolenko, Odubeko

West Bromwich Albion: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley (c), Ajayi, Townsend, Gallagher, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Robson-Kanu, Phillips
Subs: Button (GK), Peltier, O’Shea, Gardner-Hickman, King, Robinson, Diang, Diagne, Grant

Referee: Michael Oliver