Hammers first teamers unlikely to get a rest

Hammers first teamers are unlikely to get a rest as the  squad approach the most important Group A Europa League match so far this season when Freiburg arrive at the London Stadium. We need a draw – minimum – on Thursday evening to remain top of the group and avoid anymore Euro action until well into the New year. And such has been the schedule, do we need that to be the case.

Hammers first teamers unlikely to get a rest

We go into the match on the back of that horrible 5-0 crushing by Fulham against a Freiburg team which travelled to Wolfsburg to record a 1-o win and extend their winning run to three and unbeaten games to four.

Given the importance of the match at the London Stadium it’s hard to see

Edson Alvarez-West Ham

Hammers first teams unlikely to get a rest

Moyes using the squad’s fringe players whom he has suggested haven’t been ready to show themselves to their best advantage so far And we wait to see if Edson Alvarez will have recovered from the sickness he has been suffering from since he returned from the international break.

There’s no indication either that Alphonse Areola will be back but despite five goals against Fulham, all of which were unstoppable, Lukasz Fabianski has been in decent form since taking over.

The likely team would appear to be: Fab, Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Emerson; Alvares (hopefully) Soucek, JWP, Paqueta, Kudus, Bowen.


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