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West Ham get major boost with Southampton quartet likely to miss season finale

West Ham United have been handed a major boost ahead of the season finale against Southampton.

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West Ham go into Sunday’s game against the Saints knowing a point will be enough to secure their best ever Premier League points total and Europa League football.

The Hammers beat West Brom 3-1 on Wednesday night to leapfrog rivals Tottenham into sixth place

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One point for best ever Prem season and Europa League football

Spurs face Leicester away on the last day while West Ham welcome a Southampton side that lost 2-0 to Leeds in midweek.

West Ham have a big injury doubt over goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

But David Moyes has been handed a big boost ahead of the game with the news that Saints quartet Che Adams, Oriol Romeu, Ryan Bertrand and Will Smallbone look set to miss out through injury.

According to a host of sources – including Evening Standard and NBC Sports – Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is unlikely to risk Romeu who has only just returned from a long-term ankle issue.

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Major boost for Moyes as Saints quartet miss out?

Left-back Bertrand – who is leaving Southampton this summer – and Will Smallbone remain out.

And Adams will also miss the West Ham clash after coming off at half time against Leeds.

West Ham will still have to be mindful of Danny Ings, though.

The brilliant forward has suffered an injury-hit season but should be available to face the Hammers after replacing Adams in midweek.

Ings could well end up at West Ham this summer with Moyes said to be keen on the forward who is at a contract impasse with the south coast club.

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Sixth best it can get but a wonderful achievement for Hammers

West Ham cannot go any higher than sixth place even with a win.

But sixth would secure Europa League group stage football for the first time.

And that represents a huge achievement for Moyes’s side despite going into the final run-in in possession of the last Champions League spot.

West Ham vs Southampton kicks off at 4pm on Sunday with 10,000 fans set to be in attendance at the London Stadium.

The match will be screened live on Sky Sports.

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