Team News: Coufal returns for Brentford derby

Vladimír Coufal


Vladimír Coufal returns to the West Ham United team for Sunday’s Premier League match against Brentford.

The right-back missed Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League victory over Rapid Vienna, but has recovered in time for the meeting with the Bees.

David Moyes names the same side which defeated Leeds United a week ago, with Łukasz Fabiański returning between the posts.

Saïd Benrahma, fresh from scoring against Rapid in the week, starts against his former side, supporting Michail Antonio in attack alongside Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen.

Declan Rice and Tomáš Souček anchor the midfield, in front of a back four of Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell.

Mark Noble misses out on the squad with a knock.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice (c), Souček, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Areola (GK), Johnson, Masuaku, Dawson, Diop, Král, Lanzini, Vlašić, Yarmolenko

Brentford: Raya, Jansson (c), Zanka, Pinnock, Canós, Nørgaard, Baptiste, Janelt, Henry, Toney, Mbeuma
Subs: Fernández, Goode, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Bidstrup, Roerslev

Referee: Peter Bankes