Confirmed West Ham line-up vs Newcastle: hosts unchanged as Balbuena retains his place

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has made no adjustments to the staff that drew with Sheffield United for the go to of Newcastle to London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Hammers supervisor made 5 adjustments final weekend however has determined he noticed sufficient from that eleven to maintain all of them in place as the house aspect look to finish a four-match winless run.

Roberto traces up in aim as soon as once more to deputise for Lukasz Fabianski behind a again 4 of Pablo Zabaleta, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena and Aaron Cresswell because the Chilean decides to not recall both Ryan Fredericks or Angelo Ogbonna, each dropped final week.

In midfield, the standard pair of Declan Rice and Mark Noble line up because the central two with the attacking three in entrance of them of Robert Snodgrass, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson.


Sebastien Haller leads the road up entrance.

Pellegrini has as soon as once more despatched out the 4-2-3-1 formation which has come below hearth in latest weeks and he has left each of his real quantity 10s, Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals, on the bench.

Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring for West Ham in opposition to Sheffield United (Photograph by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC by way of Getty Photos)

Explaining the adjustments he made final week, and maybe why he saved the identical eleven this week, Pellegrini stated on Thursday: "There have been completely different explanation why I did so many adjustments.

I used to be proud of the efficiency of Angelo Ogbonna however possibly Fabian [Balbuena] deserved the chance, he solely performed one recreation and that was my fault as a result of he had simply arrived for pre-season. After that the staff was taking part in nicely so he needed to wait, and he deserved one other alternative.


"Each change has a motive, not simply to maintain all of them completely satisfied."

West Ham XI: Roberto, Zabaleta, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Haller

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