West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has suffered a double injury blow at the worst possible time.
Pellegrini has been on the brink at West Ham for several weeks according to reports.
As a result of going two months without a win, the Hammers plummeted from third in the Premier League to the edge of the relegation zone.
Away wins at Chelsea and Southampton two weeks apart have eased the pressure slightly.
But The Daily Star claims Pellegrini could still be fired imminently.
Pellegrini still under pressure
With the game at Liverpool postponed until the new year, West Ham now have a 12-day break until their next match.
Crystal Palace await on Boxing Day.
And as a result of picking up a fifth booking of the season against Southampton last time out, right back Ryan Fredericks will miss out due to suspension.
Pablo Zabaleta has not featured since being run ragged in an embarrassing home defeat to Newcastle.
West Ham fans have been calling for youngster Ben Johnson to be brought back into the team after his return from injury.
Double injury blow causing concern
But Johnson promptly picked up a new knock in the Under 23 side’s 4-0 win over Newcastle U23s on Monday.
Johnson was looking good in the game until he pulled up with what sounded a serious injury after just 17 minutes.
West Ham fans praying for Fab relief
According to the likes of The Times, goalkeeper David Martin looks likely to miss the festive period due to the thigh injury he picked up late on at Southampton.
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— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) December 11, 2019