Chicharito, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho are all y unlikely to feature in tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Altonaer FC von 1893 in Oberliga Hamburg state league which is the fifth level of German football.
While the friendly will like a cup final for the local German side, West Ham will not want to risk their star players against over enthusiastic German opposition so not expect a full on battle with committed tackles.
Chicharito admitted in a Spanish interview that does not quite match fit yet and it more likely that the pre-season friendly against Manchester City in Iceland will be his debut for the Hammers.
Manuel Lanzini suffered a knock to his knee and is doing gym work to recover along with Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho who only resumed first team training today.
Bilic is likely to give his second stringers their last start tomorrow with others included in the second half for a run-out. My personal guess for the starting lineup is: Adrian, Byram, Burke, Collins, Cresswell, Rice, Obiang, Makasi, Holland, Snodgrass and Martinez
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