West Ham United have been given a big double boost ahead of tomorrow’s crunch clash against Everton.
The Hammers take on Everton this weekend knowing they may have to win to stay out of the bottom three.
West Ham sit 16th going into the weekend’s matches, just one point off the relegation zone.
There are two big six-pointers elsewhere as fellow strugglers Brighton and Aston Villa go head-to-head while Bournemouth visit Norwich.
Crucial match against old club for Moyes
The Premier League table is starting to separate into three distinct groups.
And ahead of West Ham’s game against David Moyes’s old side Everton, they are staring at a relegation battle.
The Hammers have some injury concerns over Felipe Anderson and Michail Antonio while star man Lukasz Fabianski is out.
Ryan Fredericks and Andriy Yarmolenko remain sidelined too.
But West Ham are not the only ones missing key players this weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Everton star Richarlison will miss the West Ham game while Gylfi Sigurdsson, so often a thorn in West Ham’s side, is also out.
Big boost for Hammers as key Everton duo are ruled out
However Toffees defender Yerry Mina, previously a doubt for the match, WILL be fit to play at the London Stadium.
“Yerry Mina is available,” Ancelotti told the press ahead of the game (Liverpool Echo).
“Richarlison is out for this game, he had a little problem yesterday in training and will not be available for the game, I hope he will be available on Tuesday.
“His problem is on his knee, he had a little twist but nothing special. Sigurdsson is out, the other players are all fit and in good condition.”
West Ham will take anything they can get
Nobody wants to see quality players like Richarlison injured. It is all part of the spectacle of the Premier League.
But at this stage of the season and given the grave position West Ham are in, supporters will take anything that increases their chances of getting a vital win.
Now it is up to West Ham’s players to make sure they take full advantage.