West Ham XI vs Leeds: Starting lineup, team news, Covid and injury latest for FA Cup match today

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David Moyes has confirmed West Ham have received further positive tests for Covid-19 ahead of their FA Cup third-round tie against Leeds United.

The Hammers have already played without Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals in Premier League games this season after positive tests - though both are back and available for this weekend.

West Ham have not named the individuals who have tested positive but, on Friday afternoon, there were no fears over the game being called off. Since, Michail Antonio has extended his contract with the club and Moyes names a strong starting lineup.

“Like everybody else we have a few Covid [cases] at the moment, we have done very well at present with it but I'm sure like everybody else there are one or two cases around,” said Moyes.

“Other than that we look forward to the game and are trying to get everybody ready.”

Predicted West Ham XI: Areola; Fredericks, Dawson, Diop, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lanzini, Vlasic; Antonio.

Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022. Kick-off at 2pm GMT

Venue: London Stadium

TV channel: ITV

West Ham squad from: Fabianski, Martin, Randolph, Areola, Diop, Dawson, Alese, Baptise, Ashby, Johnson, Fredericks, Coufal, Masuaku, Longelo, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Kral, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio, Perkins.

Injured: Ogbonna (knee), Zouma (hamstring), Cresswell (back)

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