Big chance for West Ham as Thomas Tuchel voices serious Chelsea worries amid growing injury list with up to SEVEN Blues players potentially out.
West Ham could get a much needed boost with news emerging from Saturday’s visitors Chelsea last night.
The Hammers take on the Premier League leaders looking to try and maintain their faltering challenge for the top four.
West Ham lost consecutive games against Wolves and Man City before letting a 1-0 lead slip to draw 1-1 with Brighton at home on Wednesday night.
It was no less than Brighton deserved.
But it was another stuttering display from a West Ham side that has looked out of sorts since the November international break coincided with losing key defender Angelo Ogbonna to injury for the season.
Chelsea have their own problems, though, with Tuchel admitting injuries are piling up ahead of the trip to London rivals West Ham.
Big chance for West Ham as Thomas Tuchel voices serious Chelsea worries amid growing injury list
And the German could be without as many as seven first team stars including Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and N’Golo Kante according to Football.London.
“The next game on Saturday, the most worried I am is about the injury for Trevoh Chalobah,” Tuchel told Amazon Prime after the defender was forced off in the win over Watford.
“The doctor was on the pitch 20 times today it felt like. It’s a big loss from Trev. I’m a bit worried (about the growing injury list).”
Ben Chilwell will definitely miss the West Ham game with an ACL injury while Football.London claims the Hammers clash comes too soon for Mateo Kovacic to return from a hamstring issue.
Kante missed the Watford game and is described as a doubt for West Ham while James failed a fitness test prior to Chelsea’s game against the Hornets making him a doubt to face David Moyes’s side.
Timo Werner and Jorginho also had fitness tests before Watford but were only deemed fit enough for a place on the Blues bench.
West Ham meanwhile should be boosted by the return of left-back Aaron Cresswell who hurt his back in the defeat at Man City.