Vladimir Coufal could miss West Ham United’s game against Leeds.

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And with Ryan Fredericks definitely out, perhaps Ben Johnson could get the call from David Moyes to start at right-back.

The Hammers head to Elland Road to take on Leeds in the three o’clock kick-off this afternoon.

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Vladimir Coufal in action for West Ham (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa will be desperate for a win with his Whites side having made a really slow start to their Premier League campaign.

So West Ham will have to be on top form if they are to leave West Yorkshire with maximum points to show for their efforts.

Vladimir Coufal injury could give West Ham ace Ben Johnson a change against Leeds

The 29-year-old is suffering a problem with his groin according to David Moyes after an over zealous challenge from Nemanja Matic on Wednesday night, as quoted by Claret and Hugh:

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David Moyes (Photo by Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images)

“To be honest, Vlad has struggled for the last day or two. He’s struggled and he’s been in treatment – not on his privates (after the incident involving Nemanja Matic), but in his groin area.”

 

And with Fredericks unavailable, Ben Johnson may well be drafted in.

The 21-year-old was superb for West Ham against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

He is more than ready to play if called upon. Johnson is a huge talent and he already looks more than at home playing at the very highest level.

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Having said that though, the West Ham fans will still be hoping that Vlad is ok to play against Leeds.

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