"Not sure yet," said West Ham boss David Moyes on Friday, when asked whether Zouma would return to face the Bees. "He’s done a little bit of training. We need to assess him and see how he goes. He trained a little bit on Wednesday and a bit on Thursday as well so let’s hope he’s in with a chance."
Moyes was certain to be without both Lucas Paqueta and Edson Alvarez after the pair picked up their respective fifth yellow cards of the season in last Sunday's defeat by Everton.
Those absences will force Moyes into a midfield reshuffle, with Tomas Soucek returning to a deeper role alongside James Ward-Prowse, while Said Benrahma starts against his former club.
Confirmed team news
Brentford: Flekken, Ajer, Collins, Pinnock, Janelt, Onyeka, Norgaard, Jensen, Mbeumo, Maupay, Wissa
Subs: Jorgensen, Ghoddos, Mee, Strakosha, Roerslev, Yarmolyuk, Olakigbe, Brierley, Adedokun
West Ham: Areola, Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Emerson Palmieri, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Kudus, Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Fornals, Cornet, Ings, Ogbonna, Kehrer, Mubama
Suspended: Alvarez, Paqueta
Time and date: 3pm GMT on Saturday November 4, 2023
Venue: Gtech Community Stadium