West Ham face Chelsea today in the Premier League and there are a couple of injury concerns.

Marko Arnautovic has a slight knee injury and that might rule him out of today’s clash. The Austrian has been vital for West Ham this season.

Playing up front, Arnautovic already has three goals and an assist in five games. But he may sit out of today’s game.

In his absence, Javier Hernandez will not be getting a call-up. The Mexican striker is suffering with a virus.

With a lack of strikers available, West Ham fans have been discussing a potential call-up for starlet Xande Silva.

The Portugal international was omitted from the under-23 squad for yesterday’s game against Chelsea’s youths.

This has sparked speculation that he may be moving to the first-team squad for this weekend.

Xande Silva

DAGENHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Xande Silva of West Ham United in action with Joel Latibeaudiere of Manchester City during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Chigwell Construction Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Dagenham, England. (Photo by Avril Husband/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Silva arrived in the summer from Vitoria Guimaraes. On his debut for the under-23 side, the 21-year-old struck a hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Portuguese forward now has five goals in five Premier League 2 fixtures and impressed against Bristol Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Here are what West Ham fans are saying about Silva after seeing that he was not playing for the under-23 side.


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