West Ham’s medical staff will be very busy this week as they look after players who took some “very bad knock”s against Everton at the weekend.
The Hammers are keeping the names of players involved very much under wraps but they will be receiving treatment as the match against Sheffield United approaches.
However, we have been told that Felipe Anderson – who was subbed at half time against the Toffees – is not among them.
That leaves us to assume that Manuel Pellegrini subbed the Brazilian because he was showing particularly poor form in the 2-0 defeat.
News of the various knocks was given to ClaretandHugh by an insider with the obvious rider that the hopes were all would be fit for the match against the Blades.
He explained in an e mail: “We did get a few very bad knocks at weekend. Hopefully they will recover for weekend.”