West Ham United will be desperate to bounce back at Bournemouth on Boxing Day after coming out on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Hammers looked to have clicked under new boss David Moyes, but they hit a bump in the road at the London Stadium, squandering the lead and missing a penalty to go down 3-2 against the Magpies.

That defeat leaves the Hammers perched just above the Premier League relegation zone in 17th going into the Boxing Day fixture at the Vitality Stadium.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the West Ham side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

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