West Ham Unitedhead into todaysPremier Leagueclash against Fulham off the back of some recent good form.
A 2-0 victory overWolverhampton Wandererslast Saturday was followed by an excellent 1-0 win away to Anderlecht in the Europa Conference League, and it means that David Moyes men are going for three straight wins today.
There will more than likely be a number of changes to the starting XI ahead of the Fulham clash, but Moyes must unleash Angelo Ogbonna, who was excellent against the Belgian side but hasyet to starta Premier League game in 2022/23.
Playing just hissixth matchof the season, the defender was excellent on Thursday evening, receiving a SofaScore rating of7.6, making him the highest-ranked player on the pitch in Brussels.
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The70k-per-weekbrute featured for the full 90 minutes and contributed by makingtwoclearances, blocking three shots and making one tackle. He also won80%of his duels during the game, showing his strength in one-on-one scenarios, and he wasnt dribbled past once by Anderlecht players.
Even at 34 years of age, Ogbonna still has the necessary physical attributes to thrive at the highest level.
The Italian could be a better option against Fulham than Kurt Zouma, as he could be able to cope with the presence of Aleksandar Mitrovic. Indeed, Billy McKinlaypraisedOgbonna earlier this season, saying that the veteran defender brings a good physical presence to the team.
With West Ham concedingninegoals in eight league matches, losing five of them, Moyes might fancy a change at the heart of the backline.
Summer arrival Thilo Kehrer was impressive against Wolves last weekend, makingfivetackles and four clearances from right-back; and with Zouma being the lowest-rated starting West Ham defender against the Old Gold with a SofaScore rating of6.9, Ogbonna could be the ideal partner for the German today.
Whatever team the manager selects this afternoon, the Irons boss will expect his sides good run of form to continue as they aim for their third consecutive win for thefirst time this season.
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