David Moyes has confirmed that West Ham United will be without forward Sebastien Haller and winger Robert Snodgrass for the all-important London derby against Tottenham Hotspur this evening.
It looks like things are starting to look positive for Jose Mourinho on the injury front, with the Spurs boss admitting ahead of the clash against the Hammers that he was delighted to have all of his forward players fit for the first time since arriving in North London (Football.London).
However, the same cannot be said of Mourinho’s counterpart, Moyes, who has key players missing at the moment.
Haller and Snodgrass, along with centre-back Angelo Ogbonna, all missed the clash against Wolves on Saturday which Nuno Espirito Santo’s side won 2-0.
While Moyes confirmed that Haller and Snodgrass will both the derby in North London and Ogbonna will be assessed ahead of kick off.
He also declared that former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be available for selection.
“Angelo Ogbonna has been training for the last couple of days, so we’ll see how he is [ahead of the game],” Moyes told the official West Ham website.
“Sebastien Haller’s not training yet, and we’re a bit worried that Robert Snodgrass might be out for a while – he’s got what looks like a disc problem in his back, so we couldn’t give you anything which suggests a return date for him at the moment.”
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If Obbonna misses out on Tuesday, I expect Moyes to once again play Declan Rice in central defence. I expect the likes of Kane and Alli (if he plays) to enjoy playing against the Hammers’ backline, who have shown that they can be quite error-prone.
I also expect us to dominate the midfield battle but West Ham will be a threat on the counter-attack with the pace of Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Jarrod Bowen and Felipe Anderson. So we have to keep our concentration levels up for the ninety minutes.
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