With Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (groin) ruled out and Konstantinos Stafylidis (broken rib) a major doubt for the trip to West Ham United, Paul Lambert is likely to stick with a similar starting XI on Monday night. If he retains a 4-4-1-1 system, Moritz Bauer is expected to start on the right side of midfield once more, leaving Xherdan Shaqiri in the No 10 role. Kurt Zouma appeared as a late substitute against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend after recovering from a knee problem and is an option to start in central defence, most likely in place of Bruno Martins Indi. Lee Grant remains out, while Charlie Adam serves the final game of a three-match ban.
Johnson – Martins-Indi – Shawcross – Pieters
Bauer – Ndiaye – Allen– Sobhi