West Ham United forward Michail Antonio could be set to miss their upcoming Premier League fixture against Wolves due to injury, that is according to Football Insider.
Should Haller replace Antonio?
The ex-Nottingham Forest man has made a positive impact on the team recently, but may have to sit out the visit to Molineux.
Antonio has missed nine Premier League matches this season due to injury, but has made his mark upon his return to action recently.
Indeed he came on at half-time against Tottenham and managed to score a goal, before starting in the Hammers’ 1-0 win at Chelsea last time out (Transfermarkt).
However, Football Insider are reporting that the 29-year-old could miss their next game against Wolves after sustaining a slight groin strain.
It is thought that he will undergo a late fitness test to give him every opportunity to be involved, but the club fear that he will be missing.
Antonio’s absence would be bad news for Manuel Pellegrini. He was outstanding recently against Chelsea, winning nine aerial duels, completing three successful dribbles and making two successful tackles in the 90 minutes (WhoScored).
However, it could be good news for Sebastien Haller who was the man dropped from the starting 11 at Stamford Bridge to accommodate Antonio.
If the Englishman is out then the former Eintracht Frankfurt striker may well be recalled to the team when they visit Molineux, giving him an opportunity to win back his place in the team.
Haller started the season well with four goals and an assist in his first five league appearances for the club (Transfermarkt).
However, he has then failed to make any contributions in five successive starts (Transfermarkt) which ultimately led to him being dropped on Saturday.
Given how well Antonio has been playing, Haller will need to take his opportunity in the team if he gets it otherwise he could find himself down the pecking order.
West Ham fans, should Sebastien Haller return to the starting 11 if Michail Antonio misses out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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