Confirmed Norwich v West Ham lineups: Byram and Obiang both start

Here is how Norwich City and West Ham United line up for this afternoon's Premier League game.

Norwich City will be looking to snap a torrid run of form when they host West Ham United this afternoon.

The Canaries have lost their last five Premier League games, and last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa has plunged them into the relegation zone.

Today, manager Alex Neil has made a big call, with goalkeeper Declan Rudd losing his place in the side, as John Ruddy regains his place after an extended spell out of the side.

Former Hammer Gary O'Neil starts in midfield, whilst another ex-West Ham player, Matt Jarvis, is on the bench as they meet some familiar faces at Carrow Road.

Meanwhile, the Hammers may have lost 1-0 away at Southampton last weekend, but are in high spirits following a 2-1 FA Cup victory over Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking for another win this afternoon, and he has handed a start at right back to January signing Sam Byram, with James Tomkins and Carl Jenkinson both out injured.

Dimitri Payet starts after signing his new contract with the club, whilst Pedro Obiang is handed a place in midfield, with Cheikhou Kouyate out with a concussion.

Enner Valencia retains his place up front, but Bilic has Andy Carroll, Emmanuel Emenike and teenager Marcus Browne on the bench if he needs them.

Norwich lineup


  • John Ruddy
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Timm Klose
  • Russell Martin
  • Robbie Brady
  • Wes Hoolahan
  • Jonny Howson
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Steven Naismith

Substitutes: Declan Rudd, Ivo Pinto, Martin Olsson, Graham Dorrans, Matthew Jarvis, Patrick Bamford, Dieumerci Mbokani.

West Ham lineup


  • Adri├ín
  • Sam Byram
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Michail Antonio
  • Mark Noble
  • Pedro Obiang
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Alexandre Song
  • Enner Valencia

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Reece Oxford, Victor Moses, Andy Carroll, Emmanuel Emenike, Djair Parfitt-Williams.

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