After a very good win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, West Ham United will face Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday night, and the Hammers will hope to get a positive result yet again.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who were perilously close to the relegation zone, jumped to 13th in the league after their win, and are now four points above the drop zone.
The last time the Hammers travelled to Wolves, they lost 3-0 in the league, as Raúl Jiménez scored a brace. Wolves go into the game after a solid draw against Sheffield United in the league, and it won’t be an easy outing for the Pellegrini’s side.
West Ham Team News
Midfielder Manuel Lanzini and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will miss the game against Wolves, while Michail Antonio and Jack Wilshere are doubtful.
Issa Diop is available for Pellegrini after serving his one-match suspension, but it remains to be seen if he will use Antonio for the clash.
Let’s take a look at the West Ham team for the game against Wolves:
Predicted West Ham Lineup vs Wolves
David Martin had a dream debut for West Ham against Chelsea, keeping a cleansheet and being the star man for the Hammers. He should retain his place in the West Ham lineup.
Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena kept a clean sheet against Chelsea, in what was a solid showing by the Hammers defence. They should retain their places at the back ahead of Issa Diop.
West Ham’s match-winner, left-back Aaron Cresswell, should keep his spot at left-back, while Ryan Fredericks should feature at right-back once again.
Declan Rice put in an impressive shift in the base of midfield against the club that released him over the weekend, and he should start once again, playing alongside Mark Noble in midfield.
The absence of Lanzini means that Pablo Fornals could get yet another start in midfield.
Pellegrini will be disappointed if Michail Antonio is not available to lead the line for West Ham after impressing for them against Chelsea. If he’s not fit, Sébastien Haller should return to the West Ham lineup, playing as the central striker.
Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass should keep their places in the West Ham team for the game against Wolves. Anderson played as the No. 10 against Chelsea, and it remains to be seen where Pellegrini plays him come Wednesday.