Aaron Cresswell is set to be fit for the West Ham vs Sevilla Europa League clash at the London Stadium on Thursday.
That’s according to a report from Claret and Hugh who claims that the 32-year-old left-back is likely to be in the Hammers team for our game against Sevilla.
Cresswell was forced to leave the pitch at the London Stadium on Sunday in the second-half of our game against Aston Villa with a suspected knee injury.
It appears as though that substitute was made merely as a precaution, however. The Cresswell injury seemed like a really worrying one at the time but now, everything looks ok.
The left-back is a vital player for us both defensively and in the final third. It looks like we will see him in the starting lineup against Sevilla on Thursday…
Aaron Cresswell fit for West Ham vs Sevilla
Claret and Hugh suggest that the 32-year-old defender should be just fine for our Europa League clash with the La Liga side later this week.
And that is obviously great news for everyone involved with the Hammers.
Had Cresswell not been fit, David Moyes would have had to utilise Ben Johnson as a left-back and played Ryan Fredericks at right-back. Or he could have played Arthur Masuaku at left-back in place of Cresswell.
That in itself highlights just how important having Cress fit for the game against Sevilla will be.
Thursday’s Europa League clash will be an absolutely vital one for the Hammers and the result will undoubtedly set the tone for the rest of our season.
Progress through to the quarter-finals and everyone at the football club will be floating on thin air. Lose and it will be a massive blow to the players’ morale, however.
A win is an absolute must for West Ham in what will be our biggest and most important game since 2006.
Cresswell returning from injury will massively help us do just that. Perhaps the stars are beginning to align for West Ham United.