West Ham boss David Moyes has suggested that Aaron Cresswell suffered a dead leg on Sunday against Everton, as quoted by Football.London.
And that is a huge boost for the Hammers as we head into our final three games.
Nothing less than nine points will do if West Ham are to qualify for the Champions League.
We face away games against Brighton and West Brom before playing host to Southampton at the London Stadium on the final day of the season.
All three of the teams we still have to face have nothing left to play for. So the West Ham players should naturally have more in the tank than their opponents.
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Hopefully the likes of Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna will be back and available for selection on Saturday.
Aaron Cresswell is another doubt after limping off against Everton on Sunday.
Moyes told reporters that the 31-year-old should be fine for Saturday, however, as quoted by Football.London:
“Cressie I think was a dead leg which won’t be so bad if that is the case.”
Cresswell has arguably been West Ham’s most improved player this season.
Not only has he worked incredibly hard on his defensive positioning but his deliveries from set-pieces have been a real threat all season as well.
He is key for us defensively and in the final third. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Cresswell is fine for our games against Brighton, West Brom and Southampton.
We need the 31-year-old, that’s for sure. And the fact that we are even saying that just goes to show how much he has improved over the past 12 months.