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David Moyes has named Danny Ings on the bench for West Ham‘s crucial clash against relegation rivals Everton at the London Stadium.

Ings was signed from Aston Villa on Friday in a deal worth an initial £12million, potentially rising to £15m with add-ons.

The Hammers have struggled badly for goals in the Premier League this season, scoring just 15 times in 19 games and Moyes has turned to 30-year-old Ings for his proven record in English football.

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Moyes’ tendency has been to take a cautious approach with new signings and that remains the case, even with Gianluca Scamacca ruled out with a knee injury. The misfiring Michail Antonio leads the line against the Toffees.

Elsewhere, Kurt Zouma makes his first start since before the World Cup after returning to the squad for last weekend’s defeat at Wolves.

Said Benrahma gets a rare start too, having been left on the bench at Molineux despite scoring the winner in the previous week’s FA Cup victory over Brentford. Lucas Paqueta partners Declan Rice in midfield.

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Emerson, Rice, Paqueta, Bowen, Benrahma, Antonio