After West Ham Fan Zone tweeted out their suggested starting lineup for the match on Saturday, many other fans were quick to add their opinions.
Perhaps surprisingly, the Twitter account opted to go for a 4-3-3 set-up, instead of a two-striker formation. They also kept Angelo Ogbonna out of their lineup, agreeing with Manuel Pellegrini’s change last weekend to choose Fabian Balbuena over the Italian centre-back.
When looking ahead to the game on Saturday, it could be rather difficult to predict just what the outcome will be. The Hammers have only won two of the last six meetings against Newcastle United, which would suggest it could be a rather difficult tie for Pellegrini and co to overcome.
Indeed, the Magpies are in just as bad form at the moment as well, as they have only been able to score a measly six goals all season.
My team to face Newcastle United on Saturday.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) October 29, 2019
Although Felipe Anderson was put out on the left, some suggested that he could be better utilised a more central area of the pitch and in a more attacking role, whilst some were surprised by one omission from the starting XI.
Arthur Masuaku had not been included in the team, but that may be because the Brazilian had been playing in the wide position. Indeed, one fan suggested involving the Democratic of Republic of Congo international, however a number of fans also had differing suggestions.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the suggested lineup can be seen below:
Have you thought about Anderson at Cam and Arther on the left
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) October 29, 2019
— The West Ham Ramble (@HammersRamble) October 29, 2019
Haller needs a strike partner
— George Robery (@george_robery) October 29, 2019
— Jay (@jshopson) October 29, 2019
352 is the way to go. Anderson would cause havoc behind Haller and Yarmo. Only problem is Peli will never play that.
— Eastcoast Oldskool (@eastcoastjay99) October 29, 2019
— Callum Horncastle (@cal_horncastle) October 29, 2019
This still leaves Haller to isolated
Drop Noble bring Lanzani on the left and put Anderson just behind Haller play Noble roll to Snodgrass
— Barry Cross (@bazwhu60) October 29, 2019
I would consider going 4-4-2 with Yarmalenko up too with Haller and Snoddy on the right. Little upset that Ogbonna wasn’t included against Sheffield but hope that consideration is made for Saturday. We need to provide more support for Haller up front.
— Djtiale (@DJTiale) October 29, 2019