There has been a major boost for worried fans after West Ham United allayed Declan Rice and Said Benrahma injury fears with a picture from training ahead of Everton.
David Moyes hinted in his pre-match press conference that West Ham have suffered some injury blows ahead of Sunday’s clash at Everton, saying the latest international break had ‘taken its toll’.
West Ham travel to Goodison Park to face Everton with both sides having made strong starts to the season.
Rafa Benitez – who almost became West Ham manager back in 2015 – has Everton sitting fifth in the Premier League table approaching the quarter-way stage.
West Ham can go up to fifth with a win.
The Hammers have been relatively unscathed by injuries so far this season.
Vladimir Coufal was West Ham’s only doubt for the trip to Everton before the international break.
But with Ryan Fredericks expected to be fit again that was not as big a blow as it might’ve been.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, though, Moyes suggested West Ham have suffered new injuries with the latest international break having ‘taken its toll’.
And that sparked fears West Ham’s star player Rice was one of those injury worries. Supporters were also concerned Benrahma may be struggling after joining up with Algeria.
“We’ve probably got one or two injuries, one or two people coming back from international duty we’re having to look after,” Moyes said in his pre-match press conference.
Major boost as West Ham allay Rice and Benrahma injury fears with training picture ahead of Everton
“It looks like this break’s taken its toll on lots of teams. If I did have any nos, I wouldn’t tell you anyway! We might have some people who are unavailable.”
Well fears over Rice and Benrahma have been allayed by West Ham this evening.
That’s after the club’s media team posted a pictures of the duo in training ahead of Moyes’s return to his old club Everton.
Rice is pictured training alongside Jarrod Bowen with the caption ‘Everton vs West Ham final preparations’.
And the club also posted a picture of Benrahma all smiles in training with an Algeria flag and Hammers emoji signifying his return from international duty unscathed.