Confirmed West Ham line-up v Mainz: Balbuena starts, Obiang on the bench despite rumours

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United at the Press Conference to officially unveil the club's new manager and newly signed players Felipe Anderson and Jack Wilshere at London Stadium on...

West Ham United take on Mainz in a pre-season friendly this evening.

West Ham United starting line-up: Adrian; Zabaleta, Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku; Rice, Noble; Snodgrass, Wilshere, Antonio; Arnautovic.

West Ham United substitutes: Fabianski, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Cullen, Obiang, Martinez.

West Ham United are back in pre-season action this evening as they take on German side Mainz in Austria; their penultimate friendly before the start of the new Premier League season.

The Hammers beat Ipswich Town 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, following on from a 2-2 draw at Preston North End and a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, with Manuel Pellegrini's side facing three Championship sides in a row.

Now, West Ham face a Bundesliga side in Mainz, and Adrian has been given the nod in goal ahead of Lukasz Fabianski, who drops to the bench after making his debut against Ipswich.

Pablo Zabaleta starts at right back with Arthur Masuaku on the left, whilst summer signings Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena start in the heart of defence, with Declan Rice pushed into midfield again.

Rice partners Mark Noble in the engine room, with Jack Wilshere given a license to go forward, whilst Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio will operate out wide, with Marko Arnautovic in attack.

Fabianski is joined on the bench by just five other fellow substitutes; Angelo Ogbonna, Ryan Fredericks, Josh Cullen, linked-away Pedro Obiang and Toni Martinez.

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