Is this West Ham's strongest XI? Nolan, Carroll and more

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West Ham United are a difficult proposition for any side in the Premier League when they can field their strongest team.

West Ham United have endured a difficult start to the Premier League season with a win and two defeats from their first three games.

The Hammers seem to struggle for consistency because with everyone fit and available, they have a side which can beat any other team in the division.

We’ve attempted to name West Ham’s strongest team with everyone currently injured considered fit and ready for action.

GK – Adrian

He’s been one of the most consistent players in the team since he got a chance at the club.

RB – Joey O’Brien

A solid full-back who is capable of doing the no nonsense basics in the back four as well as providing width going forward.

CB – James Collins

One of the most experienced players in the team and a player who ensures West Ham’s defence doesn’t get bullied.

CB – Winston Reid

A versatile defender who was reportedly coveted by Arsenal over the summer.

LB – Aaron Cresswell

Signed from Ipswich Town and injected straight into the team. He should get better over the course of the season.

RM – Stewart Downing

On his day, Downing can win games on his own. A solid Premier League winner.

CM – Mark Noble

Passes the ball effectively and gets stuck in when he has to. Unlucky to have been overlooked for the latest England squad.

CM – Kevin Nolan

The leader in the team and the player who grabs the side by the scruff of the neck in big games.

LM – Matt Jarvis

Provides pace and a direct threat down either side of the pitch. Capable of drawing fouls in key areas and providing chances.

ST – Mauro Zarate

Clever enough to drop off and into a number ten role if he needs to.

ST – Andy Carroll

When he’s fit and in form, he’s a difficult striker for any defence to play against. Capable of battering sides into submission.

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