West Ham could be without Maxwel Cornet and Jarrod Bowen for our UEFA Europa Conference League clash with Anderlecht tomorrow night.

The Hammers are obviously already without centre-back Nayef Aguerd whilst right-back Ben Johnson has only just returned to first-team training.

West Ham can secure a place in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa Conference League with two wins against Anderlecht in the next week.

That would be absolutely crucial, considering how many games the Hammers are set to face both before and after the World Cup.

West Ham United v FCSB: Group B - UEFA Europa Conference League
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David Moyes will undoubtedly field a strong team against Anderlecht tomorrow night, but it seems as though the Scot may not be able to call upon a couple of his key players…

Double injury blow for West Ham ahead of Anderlecht clash

According to a report from Football.London, the Hammers could be without Jarrod Bowen and Maxwel Cornet tomorrow night.

Now, hopefully both players will be fine to play, but at the very worst we will need at least one of the West Ham attacking duo to be fit for the Anderlecht game.

If neither of them are able to take part in the game, we could be in real trouble.

Perhaps Moyes could use Michail Antonio as a right winger with Gianluca Scamacca through the middle? Or maybe Pablo Fornals could be used out on the right?

David Moyes could be without two key West Ham United players for the game against Anderlecht
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The worry is that we will lack pace in that part of the pitch without either Bowen or Cornet.

Should the Englishman and the Ivorian miss out tomorrow it will be particularly disappointing for both players.

Cornet has had somewhat of a stop-start beginning to life at the London Stadium. The calf injury that he suffered against Wolves came at a really bad time after he was handed his first Premier League start of the season.

And the same can be said for Bowen. The 25-year-old scored his first Premier League goal of the season against Wolves before badly dislocating his finger.

After getting some much needed confidence, he may now be forced to sit out for a few games.

West Ham must get a result against Anderlecht tomorrow. And losing either Cornet or Bowen, or worse still both of them, ahead of the match will be far from ideal preparation.

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