We are receiving late and unconfirmed reports that Marko Arnuatovic may be missing from this afternoon’s line up against Swansea City
We have been told the left sided £24 million record signing went down with a sickness bug overnight and could be replaced by Andre Ayew.
And that suggests that Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez are set to be teamed up as a twin spearhead as the Irons go for a much needed three points
Manu Lanzini looks set to start on the bench and Aaron Creswell looks likely to maintain his position on the left side of the defence.
We stress that at this stage these are unconfirmed reports but if they prove to be correct the likely team looks to be like this: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell; Antonio, Noble, Kouyate, Ayew, Hernandez, Carroll.
No problem ; any forced changes seem to benefit West Ham because Bilic is lost and undecided . What will it be today ? , 3412 , 343 , 4231 , 433 . It’s anybody’s guess . Bringing the injured players back in can only be positive . If Lanzini is fit he should Start .
As for tactics , well , that’s up to the Manager .