West Ham boss David Moyes has revealed what’s happened to Gianluca Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of the Chelsea clash.

West Ham fans were gutted when their £35m new striker Scamacca was not in the squad for the big game against Spurs in midweek.

It meant Michail Antonio led the line and he was unlucky not to score as he hit the post with a strike from outside the box in the first half.

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Antonio then set up the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with a clever flick for Tomas Soucek in the second half.

Scamacca has whetted the appetite of West Ham fans with goals on each of his starts in Europe.

And the Italy forward showed some neat touches against Aston Villa at the weekend too.

It was confirmed Scamacca was absent from the squad to face Spurs due to illness.

Italy striker Scamacca now a West Ham player. Photo: West Ham United FC

And that has left West Ham fans sweating on whether the striker will be available to face Chelsea in another big London derby this weekend.

Well it seems the player himself has been sweating too.

Because West Ham boss Moyes has revealed what’s happened to Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of the Chelsea clash.

The Scot says his striker has had a temperature and other issues as part of a viral infection he picked up.

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West Ham boss David Moyes reveals what’s happened to Gianluca Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of Chelsea clash

And Moyes says antibiotics have not yet helped tackle the illness with Scamacca still suffering with the symptoms.

“He was ill,” Moyes confirmed ahead of the weekend clash with Chelsea (Football.London).

“There’s a name for it where your gums and your throat (hurt) and he’s had it since after the Aston Villa game.

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“He wasn’t well and hasn’t trained since then. We’re hoping the antibiotics would have maybe kicked in but they didn’t.

“With a bit of luck, we will get him back tomorrow and get him started, if his temperature is down, but he wasn’t well.”

All eyes will now be on West Ham’s training pictures ahead of the Chelsea trip to see if Scamacca is back with his teammates at Rush Green.

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