Having made a win against non-league opposition look shamefully difficult last time around, West Ham will be hoping they can set their FA Cup run alight in another clash with lower league foes – this time on home soil.
League One side Doncaster Rovers make the trip to the London Stadium today and will be hungry for an upset against Moyes’ men. A victory over the Yorkshire visitors would put the Hammers into the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in five seasons.
The previous round saw the Hammers edge out a 1-0 triumph at National League outfit Stockport County thanks to a late goal from Watford loanee Craig Dawson in what was a dogged display from both teams.
West Ham will know they were let off the hook in what was a surprisingly close tie between two teams with four leagues between them.
Here is Read West Ham’s predicted starting line-up today as they fight to continue the Irons’ cup run, with eight changes from the team which started against West Brom on Tuesday…
GK: Darren Randolph
The natural backup to Fabianski, Randolph shouldn’t face many issues being trusted against League One opposition.
RB: Ryan Fredericks
Recently returning from injury, Fredericks should get a rare start to prove his fitness.
CB: Angelo Ogbonna
The ex-Juventus stalwart is the rock of Moyes’ defence and is being backed to command the back line.
CB: Fabian Balbuena
Another injury returnee, Balbuena could be eased back into squad plans against Doncaster.
LB: Ben Johnson
The youngster should see a relatively risk-free start covering for Aaron Cresswell.
CDM: Mark Noble
The 33-year-old club servant started against Stockport and will likely lead his team against the League One side.
CDM: Declan Rice
The 21-year-old contrasts his defensive midfield counterpart in age only; his maturity will be utilised.
RM: Andriy Yarmolenko
Backed to be rotated for Bowen, expect the Ukrainian to see a meaningful chance.
CAM: Manuel Lanzini
A rotational option, the 27-year-old deserves a chance to steal the show against Doncaster.
LM: Pablo Fornals
Shifted to the left, Fornals should get a run over Benrahma in order to prove he can still be a creative spark.
ST: Ademipo Odubeko
The 18-year-old ex-Manchester United prospect is a wildcard option here for a full Irons debut as Moyes looks to rest Antonio, with only one senior out-and-out striker in the first team at present.