GNK Dinamo Zagreb Match Preview
West Ham United open their Europa League Group H campaign tonight as they travel to Croatia to take on GNK Dinamo Zagreb.
The Hammers will take part in the Group Stage of the competition for the first time after being knocked out in the qualifying rounds of both of their two previous attempts.
Despite his red card against Southampton on Saturday, David Moyes has stated that Michail Antonio will start the game as he will miss Sunday’s Premier League match against Manchester United in Stratford.
The Scotsman could hand a full debut to Nikola Vlašić after the Croatian came off the bench at St Mary’s, while Kurt Zouma and Alex Král could also start.
Alphonse Areola is likely to replace Łukasz Fabiański and make his long-awaited debut since joining on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
Other players that may be included in the squad are: Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks, Andriy Yarmolenko, Mark Noble and Manuel Lanzini.
Tonight’s match is a 5:45pm kick-off with live coverage being screened by BT Sport from 5:15pm. The referee is Ruddy Buquet.