West Ham team confirmed vs Rapid Vienna as David Moyes makes Areola and Noble decision

West Ham manager David Moyes has made seven changes to his West Ham team to take on Rapid Vienna at the London Stadium.

Moyes has opted to start with Alphonse Areola in goal with Lukasz Fabianski on the bench.

Vladimir Coufal was an injury doubt going into the match and as such has not been risked this evening and with Ryan Fredericks also out injured Ben Johnson has been given the nod at right-back.

Aaron Cresswell has retained his spot with Arthur Masuaku coming back into the matchday squad as one of the replacements.

The two full-backs flank Craig Dawson and Issa Diop at the heart of the defence with the pair striking up a fine partnership in recent weeks.

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In midfield, Moyes has handed a rest to Tomas Soucek with Mark Noble coming in to partner Declan Rice in central midfield.

Moyes has changed up the Hammers attacking quartet with Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals dropping to the bench. Nikola Vlasic and Andriy Yarmolenko come into the team in their place behind lone striker Michail Antonio.

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The Hammers bench is a strong one with international experience in the form or Angelo Ogbonna, Fornals and Soucek and joining Manuel Lanzini and Kurt Zouma in reserve.

West Ham XI: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Benrahma, Antonio

Substitutes: Fabianski, Randolph, Zouma, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Soucek, Kral, Alese, Baptiste


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