West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon: UEL Quarter finals, First leg Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Dream11 Predictions

West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon is the next first leg match in this year's UEFA Europa League Quarter finals at the London Stadium.

Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon is the next first leg match in this year's UEFA Europa League Quarter finals as West Ham United gear up for their biggest home game of the season as Olympique Lyon visit the London Stadium.

West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon: Match Preview:

West Ham enjoyed one of the biggest nights of their history against Sevilla last month - but can go one step further with a victory over Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals.

An Andriy Yarmolenko goal in extra-time provided the famous last-16 victory at London Stadium, which this time hosts the first leg of the tie.

A 2-1 beating of Everton on the weekend made it three wins in four for David Moyes' side and they face formidable opposition on Thursday night.

Lyon cruised through their group before knocking out a good Porto side in the last round, although they relied on a late winner to beat Angers ahead of this game with their Ligue 1 campaign ailing down in ninth place.

Team News:

West Ham United:

West Ham playmaker Manuel Lanzini is suspended for the first leg after picking up his third booking of the tournament against Sevilla, but the Argentine did not take part against Everton after being involved in a worrying car accident a few days beforehand.

As well as long-term absentee Angelo Ogbonna, Moyes is also sweating over the fitness of right-back Ben Johnson, who missed the Everton win due to a minor hamstring problem but has trained in the build-up to this game.

Europa League goalkeeper Alphonse Areola is set to demote Lukasz Fabianski down to the bench this week, while Vladimir Coufal and Ryan Fredericks will battle to start at right-back if Johnson is not passed fit.

Olympique Lyon:

As for Lyon, Bosz remains without Lenny Pintor, Rayan Cherki and Sinaly Diomande for the long-term, and it may be too soon for midfield favourite Maxence Caqueret to return from his knee injury.

West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon: Lucas Paqueta | Sportz Point.

Lucas Paqueta, the Starman for Lyon. (Image-Football London)

Cameroon hero Karl Toko Ekambi came down with a bout of illness before the win over Angers but will be fine for the first leg, and Tete will certainly hope to force his way into the XI after his game-winning contribution off the bench at the weekend.

Thiago Mendes and Tottenham Hotspur loanee Tanguy Ndombele ought to form the midfield pairing if Caqueret does not make the cut, as ex-Fulham man Moussa Dembele leads the line on his return to English turf.

West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon: Head to Head:

West Ham United have not faced Lyon in an official fixture and will need to adapt to a new opponent this week. The Hammers have been a robust unit under David Moyes and remain dark horses in the Europa League.

Recent performances in all competitions:

West Ham United:

1-0 loss against Sevilla

2-1 win over Aston Villa

2-0 win over Sevilla

3-1 loss against Tottenham Hotspur

2-1 win over Everton

Olympique Lyon:

1-0 win over Porto

4-2 loss against Stade Rennes

1-1 draw against Porto

0-0 draw against Reims

3-2 win over Angers.

West Ham United vs Olympique Lyon: Predicted Line-ups:

West Ham United Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola; Aaron Cresswell, Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson, Vladimir Coufal; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen; Michail Antonio

Lyon Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Anthony Lopes; Emerson, Castello Lukeba, Thiago Mendes, Leo Dubois; Tanguy Ndombele, Houssem Aouar; Lucas Paqueta, Romain Faivre, Karl Toko-Ekambi; Moussa Dembele

WHU vs LYN: Dream11 Predictions.

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