Hammers face one injury doubt …Saints FOUR

By Hughie Southon

Hammers boss David Moyes have very few injury concerns as they go into Sunday’s game against Southampton with only Michail Antonio a possible doubt,

The manager will be hoping that the No 9 has recovered from the calf injury he picked up after scoring twice in the 2-0 UECL round of 16 first leg win against Larnaca in Cyprus last month.

Łukasz Fabiański is recovering from a fractured eye socket, but has returned to full training, while Vladimír Coufal’s plantar fascia issue in his heel abated to enable him to start twice for Czech Republic during the international break.

It’s a very different story for Southampton who could be without Scotland international striker Ché Adams after he suffered a calf injury in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier with Cyprus.

Centre-back Mohamed Salisu (various) could be available, but defenders Armel Bella-Kotchap (shoulder), Valentino Livramento (muscle injury) and Juan Larios (leg) are all considered major doubts.


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon