Bilic rules out defensive duo for Palace clash

West Ham defenders James Collins and Sam Byram will play no part in the London derby with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Slaven Bilic has revealed.has taken a knock and the game will come too soon for James Collins recovering frm a hamstring

However the pair are likely to be ready when the Irons ย host Arsenal next Saturday lunchtime.

โ€œJames Collins and Sam Byram are still out and will not play against Palace, but they are both progressing really well,โ€ Bilic told his press conference.


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6 comments on “Bilic rules out defensive duo for Palace clash

  1. But he said too that Tomks is ready to play, which is fantastic, If he gets at least one game at right-back, then he will be ready to play there against Man U, We need a solid defence in that match, so we can release Antonio to scare the life out of them.

  2. I agree SWDF, Antonio flying up the wing will cause all kinds of issues for Manure. With Payet on a high, Lanzini and Nobes also fired up it will be a great game. just need to be solid at the back as you say. we did look a little fragile with Antonio at RB. Semi’s and top 4 here we come!!

  3. Now with Tomo back we will have a proper back 4 and with everyone fit except for Kouyate who might still make it we will have a strong team and great bench,
    We need to put 3 points on the board so we can go into the cup game with no worries
    Antonio in front of Tomo is a great combo
    We should be able to play all our attacking options
    Payet,Sakho,Lanzini,Valencia and play Noble next to Antonio
    No need to bring in another defensive midfielder to start
    Put them on the back foot from the start and get some goals on the board

  4. What’s the crack with Sean.Doing a bit of moonlighting on Bungo Till I Die,lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lol Tyson..Bungo Til I Die.Is he majority shareholder now?.
    Has he done away with the owner.Maybe it should be renamed Whats Happened To Iain Dale (WHTID) ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Catch the pigeon,Catch the pigeon ๐Ÿ˜€

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