Player News - West Ham United

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There was nothing West Ham could do to stop Alexis Sanchez, who scored a second-half hat-trick, in a 5-1 home loss to Arsenal.

The pressure on manager Slaven Bilic will only continue to grow as the Hammers' winless streak extended to five Premier League matches—the club hasn't won since October 22 against Sunderland—to keep them just one point from dropping into the bottom three. James Collins left the match early in the first half while Cheikhou Kouyate and Michail Antonio both missed out due to injury, but the only positive note West Ham can take from the drubbing came in the return of Andy Carroll, who headed in the rebound of Dimitri Payet's free-kick off the crossbar in the 83rd minute.The road doesn't get easier for West Ham, who will now face Liverpool next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 3 - 3:06 PM

West Ham United defender Arthur Masuaku is prepared to step into the starting XI for Saturday's London derby with Arsenal.

Masuaku returned from a two-months injury spell in Wednesday's EFL Cup defeat by Manchester United, and is in line to deputize for the injured Aaron Cresswell against Arsenal. Masuaku, who started the first five league matches with Cresswell unavailable through injury, told West Ham's official website he is ready to once again step up. "We lost Michail Antonio and Cressy through injury [on Wednesday] and that makes things more difficult," said the 23-year-old defender, who debuted in the London derby at Chelsea in August. "I hope that we are going to beat Arsenal on Saturday and that is my only target."
Dec 2 - 1:22 PM

West Ham face a problem at left-back after Aaron Cresswell limped off during the first-half of the EFL Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester United.

The defender sank to the Old Trafford turf just before the break on Wednesday night because a muscular problem. After several minutes of treatment, Cresswell tried to continue but eventually he was replaced by the returning Arthur Masuaku who was making his first appearance since recovering from the knee ligament injury he sustained in September. Post-match Slaven Bilic downplayed Cresswell’s injury, although with such a quick turnaround, his involvement in Saturday’s London derby [vs Arsenal] hangs in the balance: "The injury doesn’t look that bad," said the Hammers manager. "His groin felt very tight and hopefully it’s just fatigue from Sunday." West Ham will also check on Mikhail Antonio who was forced off with a similar problem on the hour mark.
Dec 1 - 6:26 AM

West Ham will have to deal with more injury problems at the forward position with Diafra Sakho set to miss six weeks.

The club confirmed the injury news after scans revealed a hamstring strain suffered in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United this weekend, where Sakho scored in just his second game back from a back injury that kept him out for the beginning of the season. With Sakho out until the New Year, manager Slaven Bilic has another dilemma up top, although the recent return of Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll's expected return this weekend against Arsenal will give West Ham more options up top.
Dec 1 - 5:12 AM

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic confirmed that forward Diafra Sakho will miss weeks, although the exact timeframe has yet to be determined.

Sakho started for only the second time this season on Sunday after missing the start of the season with a back injury, scoring the club's only goal against Manchester United in a 1-1 draw. But the forward left after the hour mark with a hamstring problem, adding another injury woe to his season: "Diafra picked up a hamstring injury and we are waiting to see how bad the injury is," Bilic said ahead of the club's League Cup match Wednesday. "He will definitely not be available for the game on Wednesday. We will have to wait for the results of the scan to see how many weeks we will be without him...I can only hope it is not going to be long."
Nov 29 - 3:55 PM

West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna shined in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

With Winston Reid unavailable, due to a one-match disciplinary ban, Angelo Ogbonna anchored a back three that included Cheikhou Kouyate and James Collins. Ogbonna recorded two blocks, including a goal-saving effort on Zlatan Ibrahmovic, and lead the Hammers with three key interceptions. Ogbonna also made eight clearances, which was equalled by Kouyate, while the back three combined for 25 of their club's 36 in total. Slaven Bilic's side will need to mirror this performance in just two days time, as they face Manchester United again on Wednesday in the Quarter-final of the EFL Cup.
Nov 28 - 4:01 PM

Diafra Sakho looks certain to spend more time on the sidelines after the West Ham forward limped away from Old Trafford due to a hamstring problem.

The injury-plagued Senegalese star was making second successive start of the season [against Man United] having spent the last four months recovering from a back injury. But, his afternoon ended on a low, despite getting off to the perfect start. Sakho put the Hammers into an early lead, heading home Dimitri Payet’s pinpoint free-kick, his goal, after 90 seconds was the second fastest United have conceded in Premier League history. However, as the game passed the hour mark, Sakho felt a twinge in his hamstring and he will head for a scan on Monday. On a brighter note, Andy Carroll is closing in on a return and the striker could be back with the squad this weekend as he continues to build fitness. Slaven Bilic hinted on Friday that the Carroll was close to making the match day squad having re-joined the main group in training.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 28 - 5:09 AM

West Ham earned a deserved 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.

An early goal by Diafra Sahko and a superb effort by West Ham, both in defense and attack, saw Slaven Bilic's side earn a point a Old Trafford. West Ham, who squandered a 2-1 lead at Tottenham last weekend, started the match on the attack and took the lead after just two minutes. Dimitri Payet was the provider as Sakho was the first to react, eluding his mark and heading home to give the visitors the advantage. While United responded and leveled the match through Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 21st minute, Jose Mourinho was sent off just minutes later--for kicking a water bottle--after Paul Pogba was booked for simulation. The match might have ended in a draw but it wasn't due to lack of chances for West Ham, as David De Gea denied Ashley Fletcher a later winner just two minutes before stoppage time. The draw pushes West Ham to 16th in the table, on 12 points, just one point ahead of Crystal Palace and Hull City.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 27 - 2:21 PM

West Ham fans still have some waiting to do before seeing the return of forward Andy Carroll this season.

The former Newcastle and Liverpool frontman has struggled mightily to recover from a knee injury. Carroll started for the Hammers in the opening game of the season, but hasn't featured for the side since, suffering a series of setbacks in his recovery. Said manager Slaven Bilic: "Andy is progressing really well and maybe in a couple of weeks he will be able to train with us – it might even be earlier. It looks very good and if he continues to progress then I am expecting to have him back soon."
Nov 24 - 5:30 AM

Diafra Sakho saw the pitch for the first time this season in West Ham's 3-2 lose at Tottenham on Saturday.

Sakho made his first appearance of the season at White Hart Lane, starting the match and playing 61 minutes before being replaced by Simone Zaza. The Senegal international had missed the first 11 matches of the season because of a back injury, which derailed his proposed move to West Brom in the summer window. Sahko, who scored five goals in 21 appearances last season, will look to jumpstart West Ham's frontline production when the club travels to Manchester United next Sunday.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 20 - 7:56 PM

Winston Reid will miss West Ham's trip to Manchester United next weekend after being sent off in the club's 3-2 defeat to Tottenham.

It was a match to forget for Winston Reid. Despite Reid winning a penalty in the 68th minute, the center back was later sent off after picking up a pair of yellow cards in stoppage time. The dismissal added insult to injury and means West Ham will be without Reid for next Sunday's clash with Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 19 - 3:15 PM

West Ham were left heartbroken after a dramatic 3-2 defeat by Tottenham in the North London derby.

Michail Antonio put West Ham in control when he scored his sixth goal of the season after 23 minutes of play, as Winston Reid found Antonio's head to put the Hammers ahead 1-0. Despite Tottenham finding the equalizer through youngster Harry Winks, Manual Lanzini put West Ham ahead again with a 61st-minute penalty. However, the visitors came away on the losing end of the five-goal thriller as Harry Kane's late brace propelled Spurs to a 3-2 victory. The defeat means West Ham remains in 17th, with 11 points. The Hammers will need to shake off the lose as they face Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool in their next three league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 19 - 2:55 PM

West Ham United will welcome Diafra Sakho back for the first time this season following his recovery from injury.

The Senegalese striker was on the verge of completing a summer move away from the London Stadium after a fee with West Brom had been agreed. But, the deal fell through due to concerns over an ongoing back problem and Sakho has spent the last four months working his way to full fitness. Strike partner Andy Carroll is progressing well but won’t be considered: "Maybe in a couple of weeks he will be able to train with us, it might even be earlier." Winston Reid "is back" and will be hoping to earn an instant recall while James Collins, who missed out playing for Wales because of a calf injury, will be included in the match day squad. Mark Noble is suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season against Stoke in game week 11.
Nov 17 - 6:59 AM

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell made his England debut in Wednesday's 2-2 friendly draw with Spain at Wembley.

Cresswell made his senior debut by appearing a substitute in the 79th minute for Tottenham's Danny Rose - who he could face when West Ham travel to Spurs on Saturday. Cresswell became the 40th West Ham player to feature for the Three Lions, and the first since Stewart Downing represented England in November 2014. However, a pair of late goals spoiled the affair as Spain clawed their way back to level the match.
Nov 16 - 3:34 PM

Hull City has emerged as a shock contender to sign former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison in January.

Hull City manager Mike Phelan confirmed the club is considering a move for the attacking midfielder, who was last in the Premier League with West Ham during the 2014/15 season. Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi confirmed the 23-year-old is on the market in the winter and Phelan said he is willing to give Morrison a chance after working with him at Manchester United earlier in his career: "We are looking at players who can come in and strengthen the squad in January. Ravel is a talented boy. He’s had his ups and downs but I know what he’s got to offer. He has bags of ability that just needs harnessing in the right way."
Source: The Sun
Nov 16 - 7:45 AM


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