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Player News - West Ham United

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Mark Noble scored from the penalty spot to give West Ham United a 1-0 win over Burnley.

West Ham were missing a number of players on defense again but they did enough to keep Burnley out. It helped that Burnley lost Michael Duff to a red card in the 23rd minute, and it was smooth sailing for West Ham from that point on. The Hammers enjoyed 60% of possession and had 29 shots on the day, roughly a shot every three minutes. With the loss, Burnley are almost surely going to get relegated, while West Ham are fairly locked in at mid-table.
Source: Sky Sports
May 2 - 12:04 PM

Guy Demel will miss West Ham's match against Burnley due to a calf problem.

Demel has had trouble cracking the starting XI this season even when healthy, but the injuries he's suffered all season long have added to the horrendous season. He is droppable in all formats at this point in time.
May 1 - 5:13 PM

Winston Reid will miss GW35 with a hamstring injury.

Reid was out last week as well and Sam Allardyce said that none of last week's absentees will be returning. With James Tomkins also out, the West Ham defense will once against be suspect, although it's hard to trust Burnley strikers away from home. This is a match to avoid in fantasy games.
May 1 - 4:53 PM

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says that there are no bids for defender Aaron Cresswell at the moment.

Cresswell has been spectacular for the Hammers this season and is being linked with a number of top clubs this summer. Allardyce also added he thinks Cresswell should remain at Upton Park and continue to develop and warned Aaron about resting on his laurels. Cresswell has been a great fantasy asset and will continue to be as long as he's starting, so keep using him weekly.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 23 - 12:02 PM

West Ham suffered another Premier League defeat as they went down 2-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad.

The season started so brightly for West Ham but the four months have been extremely disappointing, winning just two league matches in 2015. This match went much the same way as the Hammers found themselves behind when James Collins looped an attempted clearance from a Jesus Navas cross into his own net to give City the lead. Navas set up Sergio Aguero to slot in a second after a slick counter-attack. West Ham had a late Kevin Nolan shot saved by Joe Hart, but they rarely threatened a comeback.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 19 - 11:12 AM

A scan has confirmed leading goal scorer Diafra Sakho suffered a thigh strain during the draw with Stoke ruling the striker out for at least a month while team mate Enner Valencia is also receiving treatment after picking up a foot injury.

In an official statement West Ham confirmed Sakho had started rehab in the hope of a return before the end of the season however there are doubts that the Senegalese international will recover in time despite the clubs optimism. Sam Allardyce is also sweating on the fitness of Enner Valencia following an accidental stamp although initial assessments suggest the problem is not too serious. With Andy Carroll already ruled out and Mauro Zarate on-loan at QPR options are limited but Carlton Cole is available along with Nene who is back to full fitness after joining the club in February.
Apr 15 - 1:34 PM

Enner Valencia is available once again after recovering from a toe injury.

The striker has played well enough to likely be brought back into the starting lineup but his fantasy impact has been limited so it is probably better to use a more in-form player this weekend. Valencia is an option to be used in deeper draft-leagues, but there are better values to be had in the Yahoo! Fantasy Games. Check out Nik's player picks for recommendations at the striker position(linked below).
Source: Player Picks
Apr 10 - 12:22 PM

Stewart Downing has slowed down considerably, even since the last time we mentioned his decline in March.

Stewart Downing had a fantastic beginning of the season but he has considerably declined his form since and is barely usable in fantasy leagues at the moment. He has averaged 5.25 points over his last four matches and considering his costs £ 12.34 M in the Yahoo! game, he is unusable at that price. Some of Downing's freedom to create has evaporated since the beginning of the season and that seems to be limiting his output, so we would feel safe to drop him in most formats.
Apr 9 - 5:09 PM

Cheikhou Kouyate is in fantastic fantasy form at the moment and should be considered by fantasy managers this weekend.

Kouyate has 11, 6 and 24 points in the past three weeks, but it was his 24 point outing this past weekend that proved his upside. Kouyate has shown he can score even when playing in defense as he has four goals and two assists in 23 starts this season. West Ham have a very favorable schedule for the rest of the season and we think Kouyate can be a difference maker down the stretch in deeper leagues. He is also an option in the Yahoo! game, where he comes in at a price of £ 12.3 M. He is a much better option in formats in which he is labeled a defender.
Source: ESPN FC
Apr 9 - 2:44 PM

Enner Valencia is doubtful for gameweek 31 with a toe injury.

Valencia is training is the group again but Sam Allardyce doesn't believe he is going to be fit enough to face Leicester City this weekend. Valencia hasn't been as good as we expected in fantasy and there are better options on West Ham's squad. Diafra Sakho is once again a great fantasy option as he'll lead the Hammers line against Leicester and has a 6/4 odds to score anytime with 9/1 odds to score a brace.
Apr 2 - 2:36 PM

Winston Reid is training with the main group again after battling a hamstring injury for a few weeks.

Reid is still questionable to start this weekend but he is closer to probable than doubtful. West Ham's defense has been very poor in the last few weeks but having Reid back will be a huge boost. With the Hammers set to face Leicester City on Saturday, Reid is a good fantasy option as he provides phantom points on top of a good clean sheet chance.
Apr 2 - 2:26 PM

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



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