Hammers striker set to miss Carabao Cup clash

Chicharito is unlikely to play a part in tomorrow evening’s clash with Newport County in the Carabao Cup clash in Wales.

The striker was missing from the squad for the game against Watford at the weekend with a sickness bug cited as the reason – a problem with which the player appeared to struggle  last season.

However, mysteriously, we are being told this morning over the phone by a training ground source that the Mexican may now be suffering from a thigh issue although at this stage there has been no word of such from the clubs medics.

However, his absence is likely to ensure that Albian Ajeti gets his first run-out at some stage although there appears to be a strong possibility that, given his need for games, Seb Haller may well continue to lead the line.

And it’s likely that Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere will provide the defensive cover for the back four where Fabien Balbuena is expected to return.


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8 comments on “Hammers striker set to miss Carabao Cup clash

  1. Chilli bean syndrome . A few more more spicy kebabs and a pint of Ale will sort it .
    Sick note is at it again . Good grief . Does he have the stomach for a fight , one should ask !
    Should be able to afford Eno’s On over a hundred grand per week .
    Unbelievable .

  2. Well gives us a chance to see Ajeti , look forward to see him hope he is class . Oh well at least Hernandez is on good sick pay 😂 COYI ⚒

  3. Will be glad to see the back of him in January window. He is a moaning old whinger who never tries his hardest.

  4. I think he’s quite nice.

  5. Irons “supporters” always needs scapegoats it seems. If Chicharito leaves in January, please plan your next one next to Wilshire already….

    Alternatively, and I know this is difficult for some of you, focus on positives. Doesn’t it “sick” that we have Pellegrini, Dec, Haller, Andersson, Lanzini? We are in far better shape than a long time, how bout you start recognising and get behind the team instead of complaining about literally everything? You do the club, team and players no favour

    • I was listening to a Podcast the other day and some journalist was discussing everybody stepping as one at Liverpool and how that tends to be the case when clubs go through a successful period. The fans, the players, the manager, the board all positive and moving as one. It was obvious to me watching their Champions League victory that it is not a myth, I have no real warmth towards Liverpool FC but even I was caught up in the level of positivity between the fans and the team. Leicester probably had the exact same thing going on when they won the Premier League a few seasons back. The phantom power that came from everybody pulling in the same direction propelled them to levels nobody thought they could achieve.

      I can’t foresee a time where that will ever happen at West Ham. There are too many fractures, too many pessimists trying to bring the club down, too many egos biting at each other even when things are on the up. I actually believe our persistent failure is partly due to our fans. I think we all know the ones I’m referring to.

  6. Will Chicharito’s illness(s) clear up once the European Transfer Deadline passes….. ???

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