Out of form West Ham United have been given a major boost ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Southampton.
West Ham have failed to win for three games. The Hammers drew against a 10-man Crystal Palace side who have conceded 10 goals without reply in their two games since.
West Ham then sat back against a struggling Chelsea side who were there for the taking and subsequently lost 3-0.
Off colour Hammers starting to struggle
Chelsea had lost back-to-back games before facing West Ham. And they were well beaten 3-1 by Arsenal afterwards as the Gunners showed David Moyes how it is done by taking the game to the defensively unstable Blues.
Next up was Brighton, who had won once in 13 games. Moyes’s tactics were again called into question as the Hammers scraped a 2-2 draw.
The prospect of facing an in-form Southampton with a day’s less rest is far from tantalising for West Ham.
So the east Londoners need all the help they can get.
Major boost for Moyes as Hasenhuttl confirms three big Southampton injury doubts
Ings picked up a hamstring injury in his team’s 1-0 home loss to Manchester City last weekend and missed the draw at Fulham on Saturday.
Ings is reportedly taking longer to recover than initially expected and is a major doubt for the West Ham match.
Nathan Redmond is also crocked. The winger has muscle problems which saw him miss the Fulham game and he is likely to be out when West Ham visit St Mary’s too.
Southampton’s towering defender Jannik Vestergaard will also miss the game against West Ham.
Star trio will be huge loss for Saints while Hammers could have Antonio back
The Danish international has been one of Saints’ best players this season but is out for around a month.
Hasenhuttl confirmed that none of Ings, Redmond, nor Vestergaard were able to train in the last week (Daily Echo).
Moyes will be hoping to welcome back Michail Antonio for the Saints game after the striker was spotted heavily involved in a training session on the London Stadium pitch after the draw with Brighton.