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Antonio and Hernandez must start against Leicester City today

Antonio and Hernandez must start against Leicester City today

West Ham United haven’t been able to ensure consistency just yet in the current campaign, with another negative result being the outcome last weekend. 

The Hammers failed to secure all three points in front of home support at the London Stadium last weekend, as they were beaten 1-0 by Tottenham Hotspur.

Interestingly, West Ham United will travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in their next Premier League fixture. Claude Puel’s side have been one of the standout performers in the current campaign, so the Hammers will be up against it once again away from home.

So, Manuel Pellegrini must get his team selection right by selecting these TWO West Ham United stars…

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez hasn’t been able to nail down a permanent place in the side this season, with just six appearances to his name in all competitions.

Although, the Mexican could find himself in the side quite frequently from now on, with the Hammers possibly turning to the forward instead of Robert Snodgrass, who put in an average performance last time out.

So, if Pellegrini puts his faith in the 30-year-old later on today, then West Ham could find themselves with an in-form striker and all three points in the bag.

Michael Antonio

Michail Antonio has had to feed off scraps in the current campaign as one of the more fringe players at the club.

But things are about to change after last weekend’s horrors, with Andriy Yarmolenko expected to be out for six months after surgery on a torn Achilles.

Of course, Arthur Masuaku could be utilised down the left-hand side for the Hammers, but Antonio can still offer the same attacking threat that the Ukrainian posed in the final third.

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