By Danny Wright
Slaven Bilic must axe Darren Randolph from his starting line-up if he is to field his best possible XI against Everton at the London Stadium on Saturday.
The 29-year-old made a costly error against Sunderland last week which saw his side drop two invaluable points and pile further pressure on Bilic.
Randolp must be replaced by Adrian, who has not received as much Premier League football as he would have hoped this season.
Bilic is forced to be without Andy Carroll and Sam Byram against Everton due to injury and suspension problems but Jose Fonte and Arthur Masuaku must also make way for the returning Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell.
Diafra Sakho should stand in for the crocked Carroll to spearhead the West Ham attack while Byram will have to be replaced by Mark Noble, who served a one-match suspension during the Sunderland stalemate.
James Collins needs to be used alongside Reid in the back four after he made an impressive return to first-team action in recent weeks. Cresswell and Cheikhou Kouyate should make up the rest of the defensive line.
Club captain Noble should play alongside Edimilson Fernandes in the centre of midfield while the attacking midfield trio of Manuel Lanzini, Andre Ayew and Robert Snodgrass must remain untouched.
Bilic ruled out any kind of fall-out with Diafro Sakho in his pre-match press conference on Thursday so he should be the lone striker in the XI.
West Ham know that a win against Everton on Saturday could propel them into the top half of the Premier League table if other results go their way.
However their recent form suggests it could be a struggle to achieve that with just one win in their last nine league outings.
In other West Ham news, Manuel Lanzini has raved about this Everton first-team player ahead of Saturday’s clash.