West Ham boss Slaven Bilic faces three big selection issues ahead of the EFL Quarter Final clash against Manchester United on Wednesday evening.
Heading them is the goalkeeping position with Adrian likely to return according to members of the backroom team. One source said: “Keepers need to be kept busy and it would be surprising if he didn’t play.
Darren Randolph had a great game at the weekend but the position has changed around and Adrian would expect to be involved on Wednesday evening.”
Winston Reid could return too at the expense of James Collins, who some held responsible for Ibrahimovic’s equaliser in Sunday’s League game although with a huge match against Arsenal on Saturday evening at the London Stadium he could be saved for that.
Up front – with Sakho injured – several insiders believe this is the ideal game for Ashley Fletcher and with Andy Carroll expected back at the weekend it will be no surprise to see him given the nod over Zaza given no deal has yet been reached on his appearance clause as talks continue.