COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Michail Antonio should be dropped back into the midfield for West Ham on Sunday.
The Hammers host Stoke in the Premier League and will be hoping to steer away from the relegation places.
Slaven Bilic should make two changes to his side with James Collins and Andre Ayew coming into the starting XI.
The suspended Winston Reid and midfielder Edimilson Fernades should be left out, meaning that Bilic will need to switch some of his players round.
West Ham attacker Ayew has made two substitute appearances since his return from injury and should spearhead the attack ahead of Antonio.
Antonio, 26, should be used as the right wing-back and he has previously shown he is capable of both attacking and defending.
Bilic has switched to a 3-4-3 matches after a poor start to the season and it has served them well in recent weeks, winning three of the four matches since the change.
West Ham should keep a familiar defence against Stoke, with Wales international Collins the only forced change in the side.
Aaron Cresswell, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang have all been solid performers and should be joined by Antonio in the midfield.
Antonio spent large parts of season at right-back and has also had spells as a right winger and a striker, but he could be a perfect fit for the wing-back role.
Both him and Cresswell would provide real energy and pace to the side and it would still allow Antonio the opportunity to be a goal threat.
West Ham’s club-record signing Ayew should be ready to make his first start since his injury and could forge a dangerous attack alongside Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet.
In other West Ham team news, Bilic has revealed a surprise return date of their star player.