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Marko Arnautovic scored an early goal and the defense was poised as West Ham United edged Chelsea, 1-0, for three massive points.

By far, the best day of the season for the Hammers. They got exactly what they needed, which was an early advantage, coming in the sixth minute, On the break, Arnautovic played a 1-2 with Manuel Lazini and the former slipped into the box to slot home. Chelsea dominated the stat sheet, but an organized defense combined with poor finishing from the Blues left Adrian virtually untested. With the momentum of the crowd, the Hammers were able to let the lone goal stand and grab the points. The win still leaves them on the wrong side of the relegation zone, but today's result certainly shed a positive light on the rest of their season.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 9 - 9:34 AM

Adrian is poised to retain his place ahead of Joe Hart in goal for Saturday's match against rivals Chelsea at the London Stadium.

West Ham manager David Moyes did not reveal who will start in goal against Chelsea in his pre-match press conference, but all signs points towards Adrian after his fine performance against Manchester City last week. With Hart ineligible to face the Citizens under the terms of his season-long loan agreement, Adrian impressed on his first Premier League start of the season with six saves in a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad. Hart has struggled this season and conceded 16 goals in his last six appearances, so it is reasonable to expect that Moyes will keep Adrian in between the sticks against Chelsea.
Dec 8 - 3:40 PM

Andy Carroll has shaken off a knee problem and will be in contention for Saturday's derby clash with Chelsea after

Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported the England center forward was expected to miss this weekend's visit from Chelsea as well as the Arsenal clash four days later. However, in his pre-match press conference, manager David Moyes revealed Carroll is fit and available for selection against the Blues. Carroll's availability was part of a double injury boost as Javier Hernandez has also been cleared to return to action after recovering from a hamstring injury. Carroll would appear to have a better chance of starting considering Hernandez hasn't featured since early November, with Michael Antonio the other option up front if the pair is on the bench.
Dec 8 - 2:52 PM

Javier Hernandez is set to make his return to the West Ham squad for Saturday's home London derby clash against Chelsea.

The Mexico international took part in full training this week after recovering from a hamstring injury suffered while on international duty last month and is expected to make his long awaited return this weekend against the Blues. Hernandez's availability will be a huge boost for West Ham, who have scored just two goals in four matches without the striker this season. However, an immediate recall to the starting XI is not a guarantee after almost a five-week layoff. Manager David Moyes could stick with Michael Antonio up front if Hernandez is named to the bench.
Dec 8 - 2:02 PM

West Ham could reportedly welcome Javier Hernandez back for Saturday's match against Chelsea, but are expected to be without Andy Carroll for a little while longer.

Hernandez handed manager David Moyes a major boost by returning to full first-team training on Wednesday after missing the last four Premier League matches. The Mexico international, however, will need to pass a fitness test ahead of Saturday's clash with another London derby coming up on Wednesday against Arsenal. Meanwhile, Carroll has yet to return to training and will play no part in the derby double-header. Moyes did not provide details regarding the nature of the injury that forced Carroll to miss last weekend's match with Manchester City, although reports say the forward could make his return against Newcastle on December 23. Michail Antonio lead the Hammers attack in GW15 and could do so again if Hernandez is unavailable.
Source: Daily Mail
Dec 6 - 7:59 PM

West Ham will be without Chicharito and Andy Carroll for Sunday's match against Manchester City at the Etihad.

The Hammers were without the strikers for Wednesday's defeat to Everton and manager David Moyes confirmed that the pair will again be missing at the weekend: "Andy Carroll’s not back yet and Chicharito is not back yet," said Moyes. Andre Ayew, who lead the attack against Everton, will likely retain his place in the starting XI against Manchester City. Should Moyes decide to mix things up, Diafra Sakho and Toni Martinez would be the other options.
Dec 1 - 6:02 PM

Adrian will be handed his first Premier League start of the season with Joe Hart unavailable to play against parent club Manchester City on Sunday.

The England international has struggled this season conceding a league high 30 goals in 13 appearances. With Hart under even more fire following his display in the 4-0 defeat at Everton in midweek and ineligible following his loan move from City in the summer, Adrian will be aiming to turn heads against the potent Manchester City attack. Yet to start in the Premier League this season, Adrian kept six clean sheets in 16 appearances for the Hammers in 2016/17.
Dec 1 - 5:44 PM

Winston Reid is an early doubt for the trip to Manchester City after limping off during Wednesday night’s humiliating 4-0 loss at Goodison Park.

David Moyes was hoping for good things on his return to his former stomping ground, but Wayne Rooney had other ideas in what proved to be David Unsworth’s final game in charge. The former England captain scored a superb hat-trick, the third a sublime 60-yard effort, to keep the Hammers a point off bottom. Andy Carroll was absent from the starting XI after reports that he "jarred his knee" in training, but of greater concern is the loss of centre-back Reid who looked like he "tweaked his hamstring." With James Collins suffering a setback in his first game following an ankle injury and Jose Fonte sidelined until at least late-January, West Ham are struggling for numbers defensively. Moyes maybe forced into a change of formation, possibly a 3-5-2, in an attempt the stifle the City juggernaut which has now won a club-record 12 straight Premier League matches.
Nov 30 - 4:20 AM

David Moyes was embarrassed upon his return to Goodison Park in West Ham's 4-0 defeat against Everton.

Joe Hart played a pivotal role in the match, but both ended up in goals against the Hammers. In the 18th minute Hart took down Dominic Calvert-Lewin inside the area, then saved a penalty from Wayne Rooney, but the Everton captain was able to head in the effort. Then, in the second half, Hart came out to challenge Calvert-Lewin, clearing a ball to Rooney beyond the halfway mark, and the forward notched his hat-trick. But the most significant moment in the match for West Ham came in the 59th minute when Manuel Lanzini saw his penalty saved by Jordan Pickford, which would have cut the lead to 2-1.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 29 - 5:01 PM

West Ham manager David Moyes will need to assess a few first-team players ahead of Wednesday's clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

Both Michail Antonio and James Collins are considered questionable despite training on Monday, while Javier Hernandez remains a major doubt having missed the last two matches. Jose Fonte [foot] and Sam Byram [thigh] will definitely miss out, but skipper Mark Noble could return to the starting XI after being left out against Leicester City. With a lengthy list of injury concerns ahead of a busy festive period, David Moyes could deploy a similar squad to the one which drew 1-1 with the Leicester last Friday. Arthur Masuaku and Marko Arnautovic could start on wings if Antonio is held out, while Andy Carroll is pinned to once again lead the attack with the match expected to come too soon for Hernandez.
Nov 27 - 11:29 PM

Javier Hernandez is a major doubt for Wednesday's match against Everton as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

Manager David Moyes revealed in his pre-match press conference that injured players would not be rushed back for the clash with Everton. When asked about Chicharito's availability for the midweek trip to Goodison Park, Moyes said: "Chicharito has not trained today, so he's going to be a few days or a bit longer at this rate." With Chicharito expected to miss the match, Andy Carroll will likely retain his place in the starting XI. Meanwhile, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew could see increased minutes off the bench.
Nov 27 - 9:45 PM

West Ham overcame an early deficit to draw 1-1 with Leicester City at home on Friday night.

West Ham conceded after eight minutes but responded as the match went on and found the equalizer just before the break, with Cheikhou Kouyaté nodding Manuel Lanzini’s corner in off the shoulder of Danny Simpson. The Hammers looked the better side following the restart, controlling the majority of possession and finding success playing through Masuaku on the right wing. While the effort was much improved from the defeat at Watford, David Moyes and his side would have to settle for a share of the points. The result sees West Ham remain in 18th place, now even on 10 points with West Brom but behind on goal difference. Meanwhile, there will be concern over the health of Marko Arnautovic who limped off in the 69th minute after suffering a knee knock.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 24 - 4:54 PM

Marko Arnautovic has been given the all clear ahead of Friday's match with Leicester City after suffering a wrist injury during last weekend's defeat at Watford.

Arnautovic was substituted in the second half of last weekend's match with Watford, but manager David Moyes has revealed the knock was not as serious as initially feared and the No.7 will be fit to face the Foxes. "It was badly swollen – it was a bit like a boxer’s hand when we saw it the next day," said Moyes. "But he’s fine. He has trained with a good plaster on it. He’s okay." Andre Ayew, who missed Moyes's first match due to illness, will also be available for Friday's match. With Chicharito and Michail Antonio both ruled out, Arnautovic and Ayew could make the starting XI. Andy Carroll, who started against Watford, is another option upfront, while Diafra Sakho could see minutes off the bench.
Nov 24 - 2:27 PM

Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio will miss Friday's match against Leicester City.

Chicharito (hamstring) will miss his second straight match while Antonio (leg) will miss his third, but the pair could return for next Wednesday's match against Everton. Manager David Moyes confirmed Antonio was back in full training this week but, like defender James Collins, would not be risked versus the Foxes with a busy festive run of fixtures on the horizon. With Chicharito and Antonio unavailable, Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic, who overcome a wrist injury suffered at the weekend, could lead the attack.
Nov 24 - 1:34 PM

David Moyes is confident of having Marko Arnautovic available for Friday after tests confirm the winger did not break his thumb at Watford.

The Austria international, who was having one of his more influential games since signing for the Claret and Blues, was reluctantly replaced in the 74th minute after he was accidentally trodden on by defender Marvin Zeegelaar. Arnautovic was sent for an x-ray, but despite heavy swelling, the results were positive and there was no fracture. The new West Ham boss is also hopeful of having Andre Ayew back in the match-day squad after he missed out at Vicarage Road due to illness. Meanwhile, James Collins could feature for the first time since September having recovered from an ankle ligament injury. A decision on Michail Antonio will be made closer to kick-off as he struggles to overcome badly bruised ribs and a niggling hamstring complaint. Jose Fonte [foot] and Sam Byram [thigh] are definitely out while the game is expected to come too soon for Javier Hernandez.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 22 - 4:20 AM


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