West Ham will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League tonight when they take on Cardiff City at the London Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men were superb last time out after they beat Newcastle United 3-0 with Aaron Cresswell just one of the team’s top performers on the day.
The 28-year-old, however, was taken off in the second half after sustaining a hamstring injury and is now a doubt for the visit of Cardiff, meaning £6.3m-rated (Transfermarkt) Arthur Masuaku is now likely to come back into the side.
Masuaku had started the season as the Hammers’ No.1 left-back with injuries and form having forced Cresswell to settle for time away from the starting XI, but the DR Congo international now faces a difficult task of maintaining a regular spot with his rival for that defensive position looking like his old self again.
Have a look at what West Ham supporters are saying on their club’s current left-back situation below…
Need him fit, looked like his old self on Saturday, hoping he can stay in that form
— Tom (@tomwhu13) 3 December 2018
Pls I can't take Masuaku for another 90 mins. Love the bloke but he's a winger…
— Luke Metcalf (@Lukemet02) December 3, 2018
— Ellé (@BananaSpIatter) 3 December 2018
— Russell Kirby (@rustyk1971) 3 December 2018
Hope he’s fit fit
— Robert T Bruce (@RobertTBruce5) 3 December 2018
Please be fit. Can’t have Arthur as a left back
— Paul (@Paulthehammer79) December 3, 2018
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Masuaku LB = Cardiff 3 points
— Zack Walker (@zackwalker2003) 3 December 2018