Welcome to West Ham vs Fiorentina
West Ham meet Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final tonight. Both clubs want to end their long trophy drought in Prague.
Vincenzo Italiano rotated his squad over the weekend to keep his side fit for tonight’s final. He will try to pick his strongest XI for the final.
Only Fiorentina’s reserve goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu is injured. Nicolas Gonzalez hopes to be fit again after smashing into the goalpost for the last goal of the Serie A campaign.
The Argentina winger scored twice in last month’s win over Basel and is expected to assist striker Arthur Cabral on the right.
Czech playmaker Antonin Barak is pushing for a starting spot. The semi-final match winner played for final hosts Slavia Prague before moving to Italy and should therefore know the pitch well.
West Ham duo Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek also plied their trade at Fortuna Arena and are expected to line up for the Hammers tonight.
Captain Declan Rice will seek to end his career at West Ham before leaving for new assignments this summer and bringing a trophy to London with him.
Cup goalkeeper Alphonse Areola will replace Lukas Fabianski, Premier League first choice.
Gianluca Scamacca, who has been linked with a move back to Serie A this summer, is West Ham’s only absentee to have recently undergone knee surgery, while Michail Antonio is expected to start in attack.