Many West Ham United fans are fuming as speculation mounts that captain Mark Noble has joined the club’s growing injury list.

West Ham boss misinterpreted over Antonio and Rice injury situation?

West Ham have been hit by a glut of injuries to key players at the worst possible time.

And it is threatening to derail their season-long bid for a shock Champions League place.

David Moyes has been without Declan Rice, Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku through injury of late.

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Speculation rife that Noble has failed to recover from calf injury which saw him substituted against Chelsea

While Cresswell, Masuaku and the suspended Craig Dawson could return at Burnley, Rice and Antonio are highly unlikely to feature.

Now speculation is rife that captain Noble, who has been filling in for Rice, is injured too and will miss Burnley.

Claims that the midfielder is out have been circulating on Twitter.

Moyes did not mention any new injuries in his pre-match press conference on Friday.

 

But the Scot is known to play his cards extremely close to his chest when it comes to injuries and team selection.

Noble limped off in West Ham’s defeat to Chelsea last time out and appeared to indicate he had injured his calf.

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No obvious Plan C as West Ham fans fume over lack of squad depth

West Ham have no obvious Plan C to cope without both Rice and Noble.

And many fans are fuming as the injury once again highlights West Ham’s lack of depth.

Moyes could utilise Pablo Fornals in the central midfield position opening up a space for Manuel Lanzini or Said Benrahma to come into the side from the start.

Supporters have been taking to Twitter to vent and suggest what Moyes should do if Noble does miss the game.

Here are a selection of comments from West Ham fans on Twitter.

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Supporters suggest Fornals, Coventry and even Diop for central midfield role in absence of Noble and Rice

‘Glad the decision to not sign players was worth it’

David Moyes rips into West Ham theory which borders on offensive

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