West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge to face Premier League champions, Chelsea, as they fight for survival.
The Hammers currently sit five points adrift of the bottom three and will know a victory against their fierce London rivals would help ease any of their relegation concerns. The Irons have an impressive 3-0 win against Southampton under their belts, whilst the Blues will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
David Moyes will be hoping his side can use the momentum to their advantage, however, he has been dealt a blow with regards to Manuel Lanzini. According to Ben Dinnery, who is a freelance injury data analyst, the Argentina winger is struggling to shake off an injury he sustained whilst on international duty.
Manuel Lanzini is struggling to shake off the knee injury which he suffered playing for Argentina and he could miss out again. West Ham will seek a second opinion on whether Michail Antonio [hamstring] will go under the knife following his setback last weekend. #WHUFC pic.twitter.com/scJOh6dUt6
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) April 6, 2018
The winger has played a key part for the Hammers this season and his absence in a game of this magnitude will be felt, however, the locals will be hoping someone steps up and plays as if he has not been one of the differences.
The locals in the Tavern will be disappointed a player of Lanzini’s calibre could be missing for the trip to Stamford Bridge. The Hammers have had plenty of injury problems over the course of the season and it has contributed to the punters’ frustrations when watching their side compete.
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