West Ham take on Newcastle on Monday evening, and two players could lead them to victory.
West Ham get back to their Premier League campaign in the coming days by hosting Newcastle United at home.
Off the back of a 3-0 away victory over Liverpool, Slaven Bilic looks to have built a fearsome side, full of quality and structure, although they have been bound to lapses of concentration every now and then.
Considering the impressive victory at Anfield, many would suggest that Bilic would be unwise to mix up his team selection on Monday, with the same selection of players able to easily get past Newcastle if they beat the Reds so convincingly.
However, home games and away game require different approaches, and there are two players who should be selected by Bilic for the tie.
Bilic utilised a 4-3-3 system against Liverpool, with Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini patrolling the wings, whilst Cheikhou Kouyate was given free reign to push further up through the midfield.
Both wingers are direct physical players, who will create width and pressure the Newcastle full-backs into making mistakes.
Daryl Janmaat and Massadio Haidara have yet to impress this season, with the latter doing little to suggest he is a Premier League level defender, whilst the former has already been red carded due to a lack of discipline.
They have shown they are not capable of coping with direct runners, and whilst Payet and Lanzini are talented, they are much more about technical excellence than power over opponents.
Payet could theoretically continue to play, by taking the deeper role of Kouyate and playing as a number 10, and at home it could be wise to drop a more defensive player for someone with the creative skills of the Frenchman.
Bilic may feel bad about changing the team who performed so well against Liverpool, but each game is different, and Newcastle’s main weakness has been their full-backs this season.
The Croatian boss needs to include players who will take advantage of this weakness, and Antonio and Moses are the two stars best suited to overrunning the Magpies defence in the search for victory.