West Ham will be without Aaron Cresswell and have also been hit with another injury concern ahead of the Tuesday night visit of Cardiff City.
There is a doubt over highly impressive central defender Fabian Balbuena who has a dead leg after the exertions of the match against Newcastle yesterday afternoon and looks set to be replaced by Aneglo Ogbonna.
And with Pablo Zabaleta – in all probability taking a rest – it means that the team will include Michail Antonio in the right back spot.
ClaretandHugh has learned from our senior source by text message that Cresswell faces a scan on a hamstring this week and that it’s a wait and see situation as far as Balbuena is concerned over the next 48 hours.
It’s a pity for Cresswell in particular as he was enjoying one of his best games for a long while before being forced off in the second half to be replaced by Arthur Masuaku who looks booked to continue against Neil Warnock’s outfit.
Likely team: Fabianski; Antonio, Ogbonna/Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Snodgrass, Anderson, Arnautovic, Chicharito