West Ham have injury issues ahead of this weekend’s return to the Premier League…
What’s the last one?
Several of the Irons’ first-team stars have been on international duty over the past week and ahead of their clash with Everton on Sunday manager David Moyes hinted at worrying concerns.
Speaking to reporters during his pre-match press conference, relayed by the club’s official Twitter feed, he revealed:
“We’re probably like everyone else. We probably have one or two injured, one or two people returning from international service that we need to deal with. We might have people who are not available.
Will West Ham beat Everton on Sunday?
Not very encouraging
This news is surely enough to leave a large part of the Hammers loyalists rather anxious before such a crucial meeting.
West Ham suffered their second loss of the season just before the break, falling anguishly to newly promoted Brentford and saw the East Londoners drop back down to ninth place.
A win over the fifth-placed Toffees could see Moyes’ men return to the top six, but with doubts about some of their unnamed first-team stars, the likelihood of that happening is one to guess.
Veteran goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made a farewell appearance for Poland, Declan Rice played for England, while Czech duo Tomas Soucek and Alex Kral were also involved.
Much like Pablo Fornals, Nikola Vlasic, Said Benrahma, and Andriy Yarmolenko, so one or two of those names can cure some kind of problem.
One player who was not involved was Vladimir Coufal after retiring from the national team last week due to injury. There is hope that it will be available but that remains to be seen at this point.
Another worry is that West Ham will remain in all domestic competitions and have to compete in the Europa League, so a week off would undoubtedly have benefited Moyes’ side.
However, this latest claim from the Irons boss is certainly a source of major concern and we may soon find out exactly who he is talking about when the squad sheets are released on Sunday afternoon.
Until then, it’s a matter of nervously awaiting the London Stadium fan base.
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