West Ham United manager David Moyes faces another defensive reshuffle ahead of Saturday’s Premier League visit of Burnley, with Winston Reid and Sam Byram having both suffered injuries.
The duo both sustained their injuries during last weekend’s defeat at Swansea City, with Reid’s knee problem ruling him out for the remainder of the season, and Byram’s ankle possibly resulting in the same fate.
However, there is positive news for the Hammers boss as their places in the squad could be taken by Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins, who missed the trip to South Wales.
Manuel Lanzini has revealed he is close to returning to the first team fold following a hamstring injury.
The Argentina international, who today celebrates his 25th birthday, has missed West Ham’s last four matches with the problem but has stepped up his training as he moves ever nearer to fitness and he cannot wait to be back.
With five assists to his name this season he leads the way for the Hammers alongside Aaron Cresswell when it comes to creativity and he is looking forward to linking up with Marko Arnautovic, Chicharito and new boy Joao Mario in attack.
West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang has undergone a successful operation on the knee injury he sustained at the end of January.
West Ham United’s Head of Medical Services Gary Lewin explains how his department will carefully manage the physical condition of the players through next week’s hectic schedule of three matches in the space of six days…
Mark Noble is closing in on a return to first team action ahead of the Hammers’ London Stadium clash with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening.
Cheikhou Kouyate should return to the West Ham United squad for Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Newcastle United at London Stadium.
The Senegal midfielder is set to be available again after missing the Hammers’ last three top-flight matches with a hamstring injury suffered at Manchester City on 3 December.
Chicharito will return to the West Ham United squad for Saturday’s Premier League derby with Chelsea at London Stadium.
The Mexico striker is back in full training after recovering from a hamstring injury suffered while on international duty a month ago.
Chicharito is closing in on a return from a hamstring injury and would love to be involved when the Hammers travel to Manchester City on Sunday.
The Mexico international has been absent since suffering the injury on international duty at the start of November but could return to training with David Moyes’ squad this week.
Chicharito faced many battles against Sunday’s opponents during his Manchester United days and is keen to get back scoring as soon as possible.
Academy manager Terry Westley has backed Nathan Holland to return stronger after the Hammers youngster underwent surgery on a hamstring tear on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old midfielder has been in terrific form for West Ham’s U23 side this term, scoring three goals in eight league games to help propel the team into the top four of the Premier League 2 Division 1 table.
Jose Fonte has vowed to return fitter and stronger than ever after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury on Monday.
Fonte is set to spend a spell of two to three months on the sidelines after suffering the injury in the recent 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, but is remaining upbeat and wants to return as soon as possible in the New Year.
The Portugal defender says he is in the best possible hands as he faces his first major injury absence in nearly four years.