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Enner Valencia could miss up to three months with a knee and ankle injury.

Valencia hurt both his knee and ankle in West Ham's friendly last week and will miss significant time. He won't need surgery, which is a plus, but 12 weeks is a long time to miss at the beginning of the season. West Ham can't catch a break with injuries in the past few seasons and this one hurts as much as any they've suffered in recent years. Look for Diafra Sakho to step up while Valencia is out.
Aug 3 - 11:04 AM

West Ham lost their final pre-season friendly to Werder Bremen by a score of 2-1.

The Hammers took the lead through Diafra Sakho but couldn't hold on as they let Werder Bremen come back and win through a brace by Anthony Ujah. With Enner Valencia injured, West Ham will be relying on Diafra Sakho a lot at the start of the season. Sakho was a great fit the Hammers last season while he was healthy and he should be drafted in fantasy leagues in the middle rounds. He is definitely an option in the premierleague.com game at a price of 6.5.
Source: WHUFC
Aug 2 - 1:17 PM

Enner Valencia has suffered a serious injury to his knee and and ankle during the club's Europa League match on Thursday.

Valencia has undergone evaluation by the club doctors and they have determined the injury is very serious. The forward will see a specialist in central London on Monday to determine the exact extent of the injury but it doesn't look like he'll be back anytime soon. Check back next week for an update on his timeline.
Source: WHUFC
Jul 31 - 1:57 PM

Joey O'Brien picked up an injury during West Ham's Europa League match today.

O'Brien was replaced in the 35th minute by Reece Burke as he limped off the pitch. We don't know how serious the injury is but O'Brien is to be considered questionable heading into week one. If he can't go, Reece Burke will likely get the start and have good fantasy value after a solid showing last season that saw him pile up fantasy points in a short amount of time.
Jul 30 - 5:40 PM

Enner Valencia injured his knee in the West Ham's match against Astra Giurgiu today and will have a scan on Friday.

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic added that the injury "doesn't look good" and that may mean Valencia misses an extended amount of time. West Ham can't catch a break from injuries and they've now got two strikers who are bound to be on the bench to start the season between Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia. If Valencia misses extended time, Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet gain fantasy value as they're almost guaranteed to play consistently.
Jul 30 - 5:27 PM

James Collins was sent off in West Ham's 2-2 Europa League draw against Astra Giurgiu after receiving a harsh second yellow.

Collins started for the Hammers and helped them build a 2-0 lead but was sent off for a second yellow after an hour of play. Slaven Bilic described the second yellow as "harsh" and it certainly turned the match around. Fernando Boldrin made it 2-1 soon after and Angelo Ogbonna scored an own goal to equalize for Astra in the 82nd minute. The Hammers now have to go to Romania and earn a win in order to qualify for the next round. It's worth noting James Collins will not miss any Premier League action due to his red card in the Europa League.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 30 - 5:22 PM

Winston Reid will miss West Ham's Europa League match against Astra.

Reid is managing a minor injury and won't be risked against Astra. It's worth noting the defender missed a number of matches last season due to muscle injuries and it's a growing concern that he's once again dealing with an injury. Reid is expected to return to training next week so we'll consider him probable for week one, but check back next week when we know more.
Jul 29 - 12:05 PM

Pedro Obiang will miss West Ham's match against Astra due to a minor injury.

Obiang won't feature in the Europe League this week as he is still getting back to match fitness after a small injury. He is expected to be back in training next week and should be ready to feature in week one, at least for 30 minutes off the bench. It's unsure if Obiang will have a starting role for the Hammers, so we won't recommend drafting him in fantasy just yet.
Jul 29 - 11:57 AM

Dimitri Payet was credited with the goal that gave West Ham a 1-0 win over Norwich City earlier today.

Payet took a late corner kick that was "turned in via a combination of Reece Oxford and a Norwich defender". The new Hammers forward has been great in pre-season and figures to be a regular starter for them in the upcoming season. West Ham were solid today, going toe to toe with Norwich and eventually taking over the match for the last 30 minutes or so. They'll need to improve more to be competitive in the Premier League, but they are headed in the right direction so far.
Source: WHUFC
Jul 28 - 5:24 PM

Diafra Sakho failed to capitalize on his chances in West Ham's 0-0 draw against Charlton Athletic.

Sakho and Dimitri Payet both had chances to open up the scoring but neither was able to finish well and the Hammers never found the back of the net. In the second half, the Hammers lined up in an interesting formation with Sakho up front and Payet, Martin Samuelsen, and Enner Valencia behind him in a 4-2-3-1. We won't be surprised to see that one again in the regular season. Darren Randolph played the entire match in goal but no one is concerned about Adrian's number one spot in goal.
Jul 25 - 1:46 PM

Alex Song has returned to Barcelona – for the moment at least – after the Cameroonian midfielder had surgery to remove a piece of floating bone from his ankle.

The procedure is likely to keep Song sidelined for around 8-10 weeks and has been the main sticking point during protracted talks regarding a permanent move to West Ham. A fee - £5 million – and personal terms - £70k per week - were reportedly agreed back in June but the Hammers’ were unwilling to commit as the club sought further expert guidance about Song’s problematic ankle. It now looks like West Ham would prefer to err on the side of caution – having previously had their fingers burnt with Andy Carroll – and opt for another season long loan deal with the option to buy although Barca are said to be keen to offload the former Arsenal player.
Jul 25 - 7:40 AM

West Ham United lost their aggregate lead, went down to ten men and needed a penalty shootout in order to squeak by Maltese side Birkirkara, 1-0 (winning penalties 5-3)

West Ham won the home leg 1-0, when really they should have been able to pad a larger lead. It nearly cost them today as Birkirkara leveled things in the 14th minute. Then, just before halftime, James Tompkins, who scored the lone goal of the first leg, was sent off questionably for a dust up with an opponent. That really got the idea of upset firmly in sight for Birkirkara, but regulation ended needing extra time. A second yellow for the hosts made it 10-aside in the added period and it went to the end needing a shootout. Diego Poyet stepped up knowing a score would win it, and he converted cooly. Like Hull City last season or Swansea a couple seasons ago, the Europa competition could hinder the Hammers in league play.
Source: Sports Mole
Jul 23 - 6:09 PM

Dimitri Payet stole the show in West Ham United's 3-2 win over Southend at Roots Hall today.

Payet scored the first two goals for the Hammers and assisted on the third, an own goal by Luke Prosser. His second goal came from a fantastic free-kick which can be seen in the link below. Payet is West Ham's newest attacking midfielder, signed from Marseille for a fee of £10.7million. He is quick and possesses great skill on the ball, as well as some great set-piece skills. He is a great fit for the Hammers' needs and is a high-upside fantasy pick.
Jul 18 - 4:59 PM

James Tomkins scored a last minute goal from a Mauro Zarate cross to give West Ham a 1-0 opening leg win over Birkirkara in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Hammers, heavy favorites to win the home tie, were minutes from being embarrassed with a nil-nil draw when Zarate whipped in a cross for Tomkins to fire home. The visitors apparently borrowed Jose Mourinho's bus and parked it in front of their goal in an effort to give themselves a chance in the return fixture in Malta. While their defense was stout, the visitors didn't generate much of an attack so the Tomkins goal should be enough to see the Hammers through unless they completely fall apart on the road.
Source: whufc.com
Jul 17 - 9:15 AM

The BBC are reporting via Twitter that Stewart Downing's move to childhood club Middlesbrough has been completed.

It's a big day on Teesside as Stewart Downing returns home in an attempt to fire Boro back into the Premier League where they were when he left the club to seek fame and fortune at bigger clubs. Downing played well for West Ham for most of last season in a new, central midfield role but faded down the stretch along with the club's fortunes. New manager Slaven Bilic saw him as surplus to requirements and he has now been sold. The only surprise is that he has chosen the Championship when Sunderland and others in the Premier League lodged interest.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 16 - 3:54 PM


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