Confirmed West Ham v Stoke line-ups: Cresswell starts, Lanzini on the bench

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

West Ham United host Stoke City in the Premier League this evening.

West Ham United starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku; Fernandes, Noble, Kouyate, Mario; Arnautovic.

West Ham United substitutes: Adrian, Cullen, Evra, Lanzini, Hugill, Carroll, Hernandez.

Stoke City starting XI: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Allen, Ndiaye; Bauer, Shaqiri, Sobhi; Diouf.

Stoke City substitutes: Grant, Ireland, Cameron, Fletcher, Crouch, Campbell, Sorenson.

West Ham United can move another step closer to Premier League survival this evening as they take on fellow strugglers Stoke City at the London Stadium.

The Hammers drew 1-1 at Chelsea last week and now return to the London Stadium, knowing that another three points can haul them further clear of the relegation zone.

David Moyes has been able to keep an unchanged side, as Joe Hart keeps his place in goal, and will be protected by a back five of Pablo Zabaleta, Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku, with Cresswell passed fit after recent injury concerns.

Mark Noble partners Cheikhou Kouyate in the heart of midfield, with Joao Mario and Edimilson Fernandes supporting lone striker Marko Arnautovic, who will once again look to haunt his former club.

Playmaker Manuel Lanzini returns to the bench tonight, and joins Adrian, Patrice Evra, Josh Cullen, Jordan Hugill, Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez as substitutes.

Meanwhile, Stoke are in desperate need of a result to aid their survival hopes, having lost 2-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Jack Butland starts in goal, and will see Kurt Zouma, Ryan Shawcross, Bruno Martins Indi and Erik Pieters form the defence in front of him this evening.

Joe Allen features in the middle of the park alongside Badou Ndiaye, with Moritz Bauer, Xherdan Shaqiri and Ramadan Sobhi called upon to support Mame Biram Diouf in attack.

That means that Peter Crouch is only on the bench, alongside Lee Grant, Stephen Ireland, Geoff Cameron, Darren Fletcher, Tyrese Campbell and Lasse Sorenson.

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