Everton may have 10 injured

News from the Hammers dressing room remains as depressing as ever today with claims that several regular first teamers have failed to travel to merseyside for tomorrow’s clash against Everton.

However, The Toffees are probably more stricken than us with reports in the Liverpool Echo that boss Robewrton Martinez could have  up to 10 players on the injured list with most unlikely to feature against West Ham on Saturday.

Left-back Leighton Baines , who injured a hamstring on international duty, is doubtful while midfielder James McCarthy will be given every chance to recover from a similar problem he suffered a fortnight ago at Sunderland.

A late decision will also be made on fellow midfielder Darron Gibson after he returned from international duty with a minor knee problem.

Provisional team: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Hibbert, Gibson, McGeady, McCarthy, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku.

The Hammers meanwhile could be without Diafra Sakho, Stewart Downing and Winston Reid althjough there are strong rumours that others are carrying knocks.


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