West Ham boss David Moyes spoke to reporters today ahead of his side’s FA Cup clash with West Brom tomorrow, and ruled out Arthur Masuaku and Robert Snodgrass, as quoted by Football.London.

The Hammers are in dire straits in the Premier League. So FA Cup action might just be a welcome distraction tomorrow.

Moyes faces a very difficult situation tomorrow. With vital Premier League games against Liverpool (twice), Brighton and Manchester City to come in their next four outings, will the Scot opt to rest key players against the Baggies?

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Arthur Masuaku and Robert Snodgrass in action (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Or will he field a strong team with the West Ham fans desperate for a good cup run?

Only time will tell.

Moyes did name two first-team players who definitely won’t take part against West Brom tomorrow, when speaking to reporters, as quoted by Football.London:

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David Moyes (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“Snodgrass and Arthur are both ruled out at the weekend.”


With Felipe Anderson out injured, and Michail Antonio having only just returned from a spell on the sidelines, tomorrow should be a good opportunity for some of the Hammers’ fringe players to prove their worth to Moyes.

The Scot had better field a strong team, however.

Because if West Ham lose to West Brom tomorrow, there will be real problems. Moyes is not a popular figure amongst the Hammers fans as it is.

And an early FA Cup exit could damage the 56-year-old’s reputation beyond all repair.

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