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West Ham United

Player News - West Ham United

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Winston Reid will miss his international duty with New Zealand since he has still not recovered from a hamstring injury.

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson stated that the team have given Winston every chance to be fit but he hasn't responded well to treatment and they will not even fly him out to join the squad. He also made it sound like Reid is close to returning, so it is not out of the question he is fit for next weekend when West Ham face Leicester City. Keep an eye out for his fitness levels before deciding on your GW31 fantasy team.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 27 - 11:11 AM

After a mostly listless match, Mark Noble put Diafra Sakho in for and 8th minute winner.

Sunderland played better in Dickinson Advocaat's first match in charge but it wasn't enough as the Hammers won 1-0 at Upton Park. A Kevin Nolan penalty appeal was wrongly denied earlier in the second half but justice eventually prevailed for Sam Allardyce and his squad.
Mar 21 - 3:23 PM

James Tomkins will miss the remainder of the season after going through shoulder surgery.

This is a huge blow to West Ham and their defense as they have the busiest training staff in the Premier League at the moment. With Tomkins out and Winston Reid questionable for this weekend, James Collins and Cheikhou Kouyate will likely start at center-back once again. They haven't been the best of pairings lately and we don't recommend any West Ham defenders in fantasy at the moment.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 20 - 11:23 AM

Winston Reid will be a late fitness check for gameweek 30 but is considered doubtful to play.

Despite being labeled as a late fitness check, Reid is very unlikely to play. Sam Allardyce said that Reid "doesn't look like he's going to be fit", so you can safely leave him out of your fantasy lineup this weekend. West Ham's defense is still struggling to be fit so we can expect a lack of clean sheets in the near future. Invest elsewhere.
Mar 19 - 1:31 PM

Carlton Cole is available to face Sunderland this weekend after recovering from an injury.

Cole likely won't be fit enough to start and is doubtful to be included in the starting XI. An appearance off the bench is much more likely, but that means his fantasy value will likely be capped. He is not worth owning in any leagues at this point in time.
Mar 19 - 1:24 PM

West Ham's injury decimated defense struggled once again in a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal this weekend.

The Hammers had to start Joey O'Brien, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell, and James Collins across the back and as expected, they weren't very good at defending. Cresswell is known for his attacking ability, Kouyate is better in midfield, O'Brien is simply not good, and Collins is the fourth string center-back. Unless their defense gets healthy, we would avoid all Hammers defenders and especially goalkeeper Adrian.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 18 - 7:08 PM

West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald laments his side’s current injury problems following a disappointing derby defeat at the Emirates on Saturday and confirms even his goalkeeper – Adrian – dislocated his finger during the warm-up but the Spaniard insisted he played the game.

Adrian was helpless to stop the Gunners onslaught but continued his impressive form by pulling off a string of outstanding saves however it wasn’t enough as Arsenal won their eighth consecutive league game at home. Defensive injuries and unavailability left the Hammers’ with a patched up back four which was unable to cope with the pace and power of Giroud, Walcott, Ozil and Ramsey. James Tomkins [shoulder] and Winston Reid [calf] were missing while Carl Jenkinson couldn’t play under the terms of his loan agreement forcing Cheikhou Kouyate to drop back into defence but this time there was no goalscoring / man-of-the-match performance leaving Allardyce with just one in twelve putting his side in danger of dropping out of the top 10.
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 16 - 6:20 AM

Alex Song is questionable for GW29 with a knee injury.

Song has been solid for West Ham this season but hasn't made much noise for fantasy managers. The injury is a blow to the Hammers but fantasy managers can safely drop Song from the Yahoo! game and go with other options for this weekend and beyond. Song is usable in deep draft-leagues but should be considered questionable this weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 4:05 PM

Carl Jenkinson will miss GW29 because he is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Jenkinson is on loan at West Ham and his contract doesn't allow him to face Arsenal. The defender has been solid this season but fantasy managers will have to find another option this weekend. He is worth holding on to and shouldn't be dropped.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 4:01 PM

Winston Reid will miss gameweek 29 due to a hamstring problem.

With Tomkins already ruled out and Carl Jenkinson not being able to feature against his parent club, the Hammers will be extremely short-handed on Saturday. A trip to Arsenal is not a good fixture to have when struggling with injuries, and there will likely be a ton of goals in this match. The worry is that Sam Allardyce could choose to park the bus on Arsenal, but not even that should stop the Gunners. Use Arsenal's attack in fantasy this weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 3:58 PM

James Tomkins will miss gameweek 29 due to a dislocated shoulder.

Tomkins dislocated his shoulder in training and will be forced out of this week's match. West Ham have really struggled on defense in recent weeks so it's tough playing any of their defenders at the moment. Tomkins is probably worth holding onto in draft leagues since the Hammers have the ability to become a good defense once again, but he can safely be dropped in the Yahoo! game.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 13 - 3:00 PM

West Ham are facing a striker crisis with the news that Enner Valencia has been ruled out of this weekends’ contest at the Emirates following a freak domestic accident.

The Ecuadorian international stepped on a broken tea cup leaving Valencia with a deep laceration which required immediate hospital attention and stitches. The striker now joins Andy Carroll and Carlton Cole on the sidelines leaving Diafra Sakho and Nene as the only fit forwards – although the Brazilian himself isn’t 100% as Allardyce confirmed Anderson Luis de Carvalho has been undergoing "intense training" as he looks to regain match-fitness following his release from Al Gharafa. Alex Song [knee] will be assessed but should be okay while Carl Jenkinson won’t be able to face his parent club under the terms of his loan deal and Winston Reid [hamstring] is targeting a return in GW30 – Joey O’Brien and James Collins are the likely benefactors.
Mar 12 - 8:10 AM

West Ham have announced Winston Reid penned a new contract after a agreeing a 6.5 year deal to end months of speculation although the Hammers may have to wait a while before seeing their newly signed defender back in action after injury curtailed his involvement against Chelsea.

Reid picked up a calf injury within minutes of the game at the Boleyn Ground affording James Collins his first significant contribution since January following back and hamstring problems. Although the extent of the injury is not yet known soft tissue damage can typically sideline a player for between 10-21 days dependent upon the extent of the damage which will be confirmed over the next 24/48 hours. With no BPL fixtures this weekend West Ham are free for another 10 days – after their FA Cup exit - which means Winston Reid could have a chance of making the Arsenal game, however Allardyce has options with Guy Demel and Joey O’Brien able to slot into the back four if he is ruled out.
Mar 5 - 6:55 AM

Stewart Downing has slowed down in recent weeks after a hot start to the season.

The West Ham midfielder has not been horrific but also hasn't shown the form he was displaying early in the season. He's averaged just 6.5 fantasy points over the last four weeks in the Yahoo! game and at this point, there are better players in his price range that you should be considering. Take him out of your Yahoo! lineup while he regains form, but keep him in draft leagues.
Mar 1 - 3:01 PM

West Ham United watched an even match turn one-sided as Crystal Palace would score three goals in the span of 22 minutes and the Hammers could only counter with a goal from Enner Valencia in a 1-3 loss.

West Ham are usually a tough nut to crack at Upton Park, especially from clubs in the lower half of the table, but Palace really had them disorganized for a large chunk of the match, scoring three times in a 22 minute stretch. The lone goal came too late from Valencia, who was fed by Stewart Downing just outside the box and he blasted one past Julian Speroni. The score saved fantasy days for these two and Aaron Cresswell was lucky to avoid an own goal, but otherwise a disappointing outcome for them here.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 28 - 10:13 AM


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