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Team News: Antonio starts in Tottenham derby

Michail Antonio


West Ham United manager David Moyes reverts to the starting XI which defeated Everton a week ago for Sunday’s Premier League derby against Tottenham Hotspur.

Having made six changes for the midweek UEFA Europa League victory against KRC Genk, those six who made way all return at London Stadium.

That means Michail Antonio, who was rested from the squad completely against Genk, leads the line looking to add to his five goals scored in ten previous West Ham appearances against Tottenham.

Łukasz Fabiański, who kept a clean sheet at Goodison Park, is back in goal, with a defensive line of Ben Johnson, Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell in front of him.

Ogbonna makes his 200th first-team appearance for the Hammers since his move from Italian champions Juventus in the summer of 2015.

Captain Declan Rice and Tomáš Souček anchor the midfield, while Jarrod Bowen – fresh from scoring against Genk – Pablo Fornals and Saïd Benrahma support Antonio in attack.

Six of the players who started Thursday's win over Genk drop to the substitutes bench.

As expected, Tottenham make the full eleven changes from their UEFA Conference League defeat at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday evening, meaning the likes of Harry Kane and Son Hueng-min return to their starting XI.


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

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (c), Emerson Royal, Dier, Romero, Reguilón, Højbjerg, Skipp, Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Son, Kane
Subs: Gollini (GK), Tanganga, Davies, Sánchez, Rodon, Alli, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Gil

Referee: Paul Tierney