West Ham United boss David Moyes has received a massive injury boost ahead of the crunch game against Leicester.
The Hammers take on Leicester at the London Stadium on Sunday knowing a win will keep them in fourth place in the Premier League with seven games to go.
Indeed victory over the Foxes would put West Ham just one point off their opponents in third.
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Moyes’s boys have good memories of facing Leicester after beating them 3-0 at the King Power earlier this season.
West Ham were hit by the blow of losing Declan Rice ahead of the win over Wolves.
And there were fears over three more key stars for the Leicester game.
Michail Antonio, Jesse Lingard and Tomas Soucek all picked up injuries during West Ham’s 3-2 win.
But Moyes has been handed a massive double boost ahead of the game.
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Soucek sustained a gash to his ankle. But it is not enough to keep him out of the West Ham side this weekend.
And Lingard – like Antonio – was seen holding and stretching his hamstring for the last 10 minutes or so at Molinuex.
But he too is said to be fine and was just suffering cramp.
There could be more good news on the way for West Ham too. Antonio is said to have withdrawn himself as a precaution after feeling his troublesome hamstring.
The Hammers striker looked the sharpest he has been for some time at Wolves. But he was substituted on 36 minutes to leave West Ham fans sweating.
Antonio withdrew as precaution to avoid extended spell out
West Ham should discover today whether Antonio has sustained a new injury as they await the results of a scan.
Antonio’s decision to withdraw from the game looked a sensible one and it may have saved him from doing any real damage that keeps him out for a long spell.
It would appear unlikely he will be available for Leicester regardless.
But it will be good news if he just needs to take a game out to rest it rather than lose him for a large chunk of the run-in.
Antonio is so important to West Ham and links up well with Lingard.
Jarrod Bowen is showing some form, though, and will step in as his replacement.
There is further good news on the injury front with Angelo Ogbonna back training and targeting a possible return against Newcastle next week.