Player News - West Ham United

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Substitute Andy Carroll's late equalizer earned West Ham a point in Monday's 1-1 draw against Stoke City.

Stoke City took control of the match in the 78th minute when Peter Crouch was on hand to poke home after Joe Hart fumbled Xherdan Shaqiri's strike from the edge of the area. West Ham had a pair of goals disallowed for offside soon after and manager David Moyes responded by turning to Carroll, who had not featured since January, in the 86th minute. Four minutes later, Carroll made the ultimate impact when he volleyed home an emphatic equalizer from Aaron Cresswell's cross. Chicharito appeared to have won the match when he netted in injury time, but the goal was disallowed for a Carroll handball. The Hammers can breathe a little easier thanks to Carroll, as they now sit seven points clear of the relegation with five matches remaining.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 16 - 5:58 PM

West Ham manager David Moyes said he hopes to have forward Andy Carrol ready to face Stoke City on Monday.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle striker has missed the last three months due to an ankle injury, but returned to training on Monday. With Carroll and Manuel Lanzini returning in the near future, Moyes will have most of his first-choice attackers available for the final run-in: "Andy is back in training. We got him back at the start of the week and we will keep monitoring him. He’s trained for a few days, so we’ll see how he is. He’s obviously not played for eleven weeks, and I’ve got that in my mind as well...The quicker we can get him back the better but is he going to be ready? I’m not sure yet."
Apr 13 - 5:36 PM

West Ham have been boosted by the news that Manuel Lanzini could be fit to face Stoke City on Monday after recovering from a knee injury.

Manager David Moyes confirmed a triple injury boost on Friday with Lanzini, James Collins and Andy Carroll all in contention for the match against the Potters at the London Stadium. Lanzini and Collins have been out of action since the 3-0 defeat by Burnley on March 10, but Moyes said he is "hoping there is a good chance they'll be involved on Monday". If Lanzini and Collins are passed fit over the weekend, then both return to the starting XI. Carroll, meanwhile, would likely make the bench after missing three months with a fractured ankle.
Apr 13 - 5:14 PM

Andy Carroll has recovered from an ankle injury and could return to the West Ham squad as soon as next Monday's home match against Stoke City.

In January, reports initially suggested the injury-prone 29-year-old could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a hairline fracture of his ankle. However, Carroll returned to first-team training this week and could make an abrupt return to the matchday squad when the Potters visit the London Stadium next week. Carroll faces fierce competition from Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, but his availability will come as a welcomed boost for manager David Moyes. The target forward has scored two goals in 14 appearances this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 10 - 4:38 PM

Javier Hernandez came off the bench and scored an emphatic equalizer as West Ham United fought back to draw Chelsea 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Down 1-0 after Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half opener, West Ham manager David Moyes made the pivotal decision to replace Edimilson Fernandes with Hernandez. And the Mexico international delivered the equalizer just three minutes later, sweeping home his ninth career goal against Chelsea. Marko Arnautovic spun and provided the clever cut back for Hernandez, who kept his composure and hammered an expert first-time strike past Thibaut Courtois. After the goal Chelsea turned up the pressure, but Joe Hart - who was excellent throughout - produced a pair of acrobatic saves to secure a vital point. For West Ham, the result was a massive step towards safety as they put themselves six points clear of the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 2:20 PM

West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini will be a late call for Sunday's London derby clash with Chelsea.

Manager David Moyes won’t be able to call on Michail Antonio (hamstring), who will undergo season-ending surgery, this weekend and could also be without Lanzini at Stamford Bridge. The 25-year-old missed last week's 3-0 win over Southampton after suffering a knee injury while on international duty with Argentina and will need to pass a late fitness test ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge. "I’m hoping for an update on Saturday to see how he is, so I wouldn’t completely rule him out, but at the moment I’d say he’s a doubt," Moyes said on Friday. If Lanzini is unable to return Sunday, Joao Mario and Edilmilson Fernandes could start in attacking midfield.
Apr 6 - 12:26 PM

Tests conducted since Saturday confirm Michail Antonio’s season has been ended by injury.

The winger pulled up sharply following a speculative shot from distance which left a distraught Antonio flat on his back nursing his left leg. David Moyes described his loss as a "blow" on Saturday and with a mounting injury list, will be devastated to lose yet another player until next season. Antonio becomes the fourth first-team squad member to end his campaign prematurely joining long-term absentees Sam Byram, Winston Reid and Pedro Obiang in the Hammers treatment room. However, there was at least some good news as Manuel Lanzini will recover from a knee injury in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Andy Carroll could play a part in the remaining 4/5 matches: "He's doing a lot of running and changes of direction. Can I get him fit to play 90 minutes between now and the end of the season? I don't know, but if I can get him fit to play 20-30 minutes then that would be good."
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 2 - 7:52 AM

West Ham snapped their run of three defeats by thumping relegation rivals Southampton 3-0 at London Stadium.

David Moyes' side dominated the match and deservedly took all three points. The Hammers were without Manuel Lanzini and forced into a change after just nine minutes with Michail Antonio needing to come off, but the home side managed just fine against a poor Southampton. Joao Mario opened the scoring with his first goal for the club on 13 minutes, smashing home from the edge of the penalty area. Arnautovic was on target four minutes later as he followed up his saved headed effort by cooly tucking away the rebound. The Austrian then added his second with a volley in stoppage time, putting the Irons firmly in control at the half. The victory for West Ham takes them up to 14th, five points ahead of the Saints in 18th.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 31 - 1:30 PM

David Moyes has conceded that Manuel Lanzini will be a game-time decision for Saturday's match against Southampton at London Stadium.

West Ham will welcome back Arthur Masuaku and Edimilson Fernandes for the relegation six-pointer against the Saints, but could be without Lanzini due to a knee problem. The 25-year-old scored his first international goal in Argentina's 2-0 win over Italy in a friendly last week, but did not feature in the 6-1 thumping at the hands of Spain on Tuesday. "We’ve got a problem with Lanzini, who took a knock and didn’t play in the second game for Argentina [in Spain]," Moyes revealed on Friday. "He’s got a problem with his knee so we’re assessing it. He’s done a good bit of running, so we’re hoping he’s got a chance." Should Lanzini miss out, then Joao Mario is likely to start in a central role while Masuaku could return on the left wing.
Mar 30 - 4:27 PM

Arthur Masuaku is set to return to the West Ham squad for Saturday's match against Southampton after completing his six-match ban.

The 24-year-old has not featured for West Ham since January, having been handed an automatic six-match ban for spitting during their FA Cup fourth round defeat at Wigan. Masuaku was in fine form and a nailed-on starter prior to his ban, meaning he could be brought back into the starting XI for the visit of Southampton. Manager David Moyes will also welcome back midfielder Edmilson Fernandes, who is fit after missing three months due to an ankle injury. Said Moyes: "Edi Fernandes is back and Arthur is back after it seems like the eternity of his ban, but he deserved it." Defender James Collins (hamstring), meanwhile, faces a late fitness test.
Mar 30 - 3:56 PM

Manuel Lanzini could miss out for Argentina following reports that the West Ham playmaker has picked up a knock.

Lanzini scored with five minutes remaining at the Etihad on Friday to secure a 2-0 win over their Italian counterparts, and seemingly came through the game unscathed. However, reports on Sunday suggest the 25-year-old was one of two players [the other being Leandro Paredes] who were not part of the group in training due to injury, although the precise nature of the problem is not yet known. The news will come as a Hammer blow to David Moyes who will be hoping his omission is more of a precaution. West Ham have been in freefall of late, winning just 1 of their last six while conceding fifteen, form which has seen them slip back into the relegation dogfight. Lanzini is an integral part of the squad and with a must-win game against Southampton on Saturday, Moyes will want the Argentine firing on all cylinders. On a more positive note, Arthur Masuaku and Edimilson Fernandes are back in contention.
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 26 - 11:13 AM

David Moyes is facing a defensive crisis ahead of the crucial bottom of the table clash with Southampton next weekend.

The Hammers were involved in a charity game on Wednesday to help raise funds for National League outfit Dagenham and Redbridge. Moyes named a strong side which included the likes of Adrian, Mark Noble, Michail Antonio, Patrice Evra and Arthur Masuaku who was making his first appearance since completing a six-match ban. James Collins was also named as part of a back four, but worryingly for Moyes, it was the injury-plagued centre-back who limped off within 30 minutes due to a hamstring related problem. The setback leaves West Ham a short of numbers in defence having lost Winston Reid to a knee injury until next season and Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang in recent weeks.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 22 - 10:18 AM

Joe Hart has stated he is determined to repay manager Gareth Southgate's loyalty after being selected in England's 27-man squad for friendly matches against the Netherlands and Italy.

Hart has 75 caps under his belt and has started 12 of Southgate’s 14 matches in charge of the Three Lions. However, the 30-year-old's lack of first-team football in 2017-18 has put his position as England's No1 in jeopardy, with Everton’s Jordan Pickford, Stoke City’s Jack Butland and Burnley’s Nick Pope included in Southgate's squad for the first two of four pre-FIFA World Cup finals friendlies. Hart, who made his first Premier League start in over three months in West Ham's most recent match against Burnley, said: "Hopefully I’ve got my place back now [at West Ham] and we’ll see where we go with that. For now, I’m just focused on this camp and being a part of a squad that I’ve been a big part of for a long time now. I am not here to answer critics. I am here to play football, enjoy what I do and try and help my team the best way I can."
Mar 21 - 4:19 PM

David Moyes' side are in a bad way these days, getting crushed for a third straight match, this time at the hands of Burnley in a 0-3 loss.

Having given up eight goals in their previous two league outings, Moyes looked to shake things up by calling upon Joe Hart in place of Adrian between the sticks, but the results were abysmal. To their credit, the Hammers were the stronger side in the first half, but chances from Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini went by the wayside and it was goalless at halftime. Burnley had a weapon ready on their bench and they ran over the Hammers when he was brought on as Chris Wood played a part in three goals over a 21 minute span. The final goal was Hart's fault. as he spilled a deep shot that he should have collected and he paid the price. West Ham are heading the wrong way at the wrong time of the season, getting dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 10 - 12:03 PM

West Ham have been dealt a double injury blow following the news that Winston Reid and Sam Byram look set to miss the remainder of the campaign.

Following the heavy defeat at Swansea on Saturday, David Moyes admitted a damaged knee suffered by Reid - the result of an awkward landing - was the cause for greater concern after the defender was knocked unconscious during a goalmouth scramble. "It’s his secondary injury we’re more worried about. He’s in the dressing room and is talking, so he’s got no problem that way, but we need to get his knee checked to see exactly what the problem is." Although there has been no official word from the club, reports on Wednesday say that the 29-year-old will not feature during the season run-in. In addition, his replacement on the day – Sam Byram – is also at risk of missing a large chunk of the remaining matches after suffering an ankle injury which largely went unreported until Sky Sports provided an update.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 7 - 8:35 AM



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