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.
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.
No silva 👀👀👀
— ⚒Devine Declan⚒ (@devine_decIan) September 22, 2018
NO XANDE SILVA!!
— Tom🇺🇦 (@tomwhu13) September 22, 2018
No Xande 🤩😍 first team maybe
— Judd (@j_selby2) September 22, 2018
Ooooh xande Silva must be first team. I’m guessing chicha is out!!
— ɥɔɹnɥϽ ןɹɐϽ (@churchy2784) September 22, 2018
No silva. Interesting 🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Jefferson Kibble (@kibble992) September 22, 2018
I believe silva go on the bench for first team!!!
— Dunc9 (@WHU99) September 22, 2018
No silva …. in the first team squad ???
— The WEST HAM (A)WAY (@WESTHAM_AWAY) September 22, 2018
No Silva? Cup game midweek maybe ?
— JB (@BurchettJason) September 22, 2018