Predicted line-up to face Bolton Wanderers in EFL Cup clash

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham face Bolton at the London Stadium but Carroll will not be risked with Bilic unwilling to let him play three games in eight days after his thigh injury. Bilic made 10 changes for the game, which included giving debuts to Sead Haksabanovic and Nathan Holland, but the Hammers swatted aside the Championship's bottom side without alarm.

Slaven Bilic has been getting a lot of stick since the start of the season, but he is the right man for West Ham. The second was never far away and it soon arrived when Sakho extended the home side's lead after he was found by Arnautovic, who was thoroughly enjoying himself on his first home appearance since his £24m move from Stoke City.

Speaking to journalists after the game he said: "I could have asked for more".

A headed goal by Angelo Ogbonna, from a Marko Arnautovic free kick in the 4 minute, set the tone for the Hammers easy win.

West Ham United have two great strikers but they are playing one out of position.

West Ham, who drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion last week after posting their first Premier League win of the season against Huddersfield, host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. His determination is really good and he looks really good.

"It was really good, so the key thing is that we are through in the cup, hopefully we're going to get a good draw and this is going to take us into the Spurs game with more confidence and for me and my staff, we are also more positive after this performance from some of the players, we have more to choose from".

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Bilic, who played for West Ham and Everton, knows enough about the traditions of English football to be aware of how well a partnership could flourish between 6ft 4in Caroll and Chicharito, who stands at 5ft 9in. "At 2-0 down against a team of that quality, it could easily go to four of five down if you haven't got an honest group of players".

Of Carroll, he added: 'We have to manage him.

I think Bilic will rest a couple of players - as all Premier League managers do in the League Cup - tomorrow.

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