West Ham XI vs Brentford: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League game today

Jarrod Bowen is looking to make Premier League history today (PA)
Jarrod Bowen is looking to make Premier League history today (PA)

West Ham will be without Kurt Zouma as they take on Brentford in a Premier League London derby today.

The captain missed Wednesday's Carabao Cup tie with Arsenal because of a knee problem as the Hammers set up a quarter-final against Liverpool thanks to a rousing 3-1 home win and remains out today.


"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

Injured: None

Doubt: Zouma

Suspended: Alvarez, Paqueta

Time and date: 3pm GMT on Saturday November 4, 2023

Venue: Gtech Community Stadium