Following a dismal and pathetic performance against strugglers Cardiff City last Saturday, West Ham look to get back to winning ways at home to another relegation-battling side, Huddersfield Town.
A lacklustre defensive performance combined with a half-hearted showing up top, where it took the Hammers 75 minutes to register a shot on target, summed up the Hammers’ away form of late, getting one point out of their last six trips, a stat that Manuel Pellegrini will look to set right.
Back at the London Stadium, however, West Ham have lost just two of their last 10 at home, and look likely to go back to winning ways, where expectation should see them be comfortable over the Terriers.
Pellegrini sees only Andy Carroll as a notable absentee from his squad selection, along with usual suspects Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko, and should have enough weapons in his arsenal to secure three points on Saturday.
This is the starting line-up that we believe Pellegrini will select:
GK - Lukasz Fabianski
Although he took a boot to the face from Sean Morrison, Fabianski should be okay to make the starting XI.
RB - Ryan Fredericks
Fredericks retains his place as he continues to keep fan favourite Pablo Zabaleta out of the squad, and rightly so.
CB - Fabian Balbuena
While Angelo Ogbonna had been in good form until recently, his weaknesses showed against Cardiff City, and with Balbuena up to full fitness, he should come in.
CB - Issa Diop
Diop maintains his place in the side. His inexperience is compensated by Balbuena’s experience, making them a fantastic defensive duo.
LB - Aaron Cresswell
Although he was poor last weekend, Cresswell should still keep his place in the side, proving his worth as West Ham’s starting left-back.
CDM - Declan Rice
A good week for Rice, who earned his first England call-up on Wednesday. He’ll start, as usual, in a holding role.
CM - Mark Noble
The skipper keeps his place in the side and will look to be the middle ground between Rice and the attacking players.
CM - Manuel Lanzini
Lanzini offers fantastic technical ability on the ball, and his link-up play should be utilised from the off against Huddersfield. He should get the nod over Samir Nasri.
RW - Michail Antonio
It was harsh on Antonio following his good spell in the side to see him dropped, and Pellegrini could give him the start ahead of Robert Snodgrass. His pace and physical ability should upset the Huddersfield back line.
LW - Felipe Anderson
Another chance for Anderson to shine; here’s hoping that he takes it. However, his potential to link-up with Lanzini and the rest of the front three cannot be overlooked, and he is capable of producing moments of magic.
ST - Marko Arnautovic
Following a poor performance from Javier Hernandez, this is a perfect chance for Arnautovic to prove his worth and commitment to the club and fans.