So 21 of the 22 starting players also started their team’s last game – the odd one out is Kurt Zouma, who replaces Glen Johnson for Stoke. On West Ham’s bench, though, are Andy Carroll, who last played on 4 January, and Manuel Lanzini, who has been out for over a month.
The team sheets are in, and these are the names upon them:
West Ham: Hart, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Noble, Kouyaté, Masuaku, Fernandes, Joao Mario, Arnautovic. Subs: Carroll, Lanzini, Hugill, Adrian, Hernandez, Evra, Cullen. Stoke: Butland, Shawcross, Zouma, Martins Indi, Bauer, Ndiaye, Allen, Pieters, Shaqiri, Sobhi, Diouf. Subs: Ireland, Cameron, Fletcher, Crouch, Grant, Campbell, Sorenson. Referee: Michael Oliver.
We're unchanged but good to see Lanzini and Carroll back in the squad!#WHUSTK #COYI pic.twitter.com/drctpyZQ5N
One change for the Potters against @WestHamUtd this evening, @KurtZouma replaces Glen Johnson in the starting line-up.STARTING XI: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Allen, Badou; Bauer, Shaqiri, Ramadan; Diouf.#SCFC ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/6PuWFcve14Continue reading...