The £81m West Ham duo Lucas Paqueta and Nayef Aguerd are set to clash in a head-to-head to leave David Moyes keeping his fingers crossed.
West Ham head into a two-week international break without a game after the postponement of the Man City match due to their involvement in the FA Cup.
Given Man City’s ridiculously free-scoring form right now, that can only be a good thing for West Ham’s morale.
It means the Hammers are not in Premier League action until the home game against Southampton on April 2nd.
£81m West Ham duo Lucas Paqueta and Nayef Aguerd to clash in head-to-head to leave David Moyes keeping his fingers crossed
West Ham’s objective for the last month and a half of the season is clear – to stay in the top flight.
To do that the Hammers likely need at least another four wins and probably a couple of draws from their final 12 matches.
Moyes will need all his best players fit and firing too.
So the timing of this international break is far from ideal and will have the Scot and West Ham fans watching on behind their fingers, hoping there are no injuries to key stars heading off with their nations.
The £81m West Ham duo Lucas Paqueta and Nayef Aguerd are set to clash in a head-to-head to leave Moyes keeping his fingers crossed.
West Ham’s record £51m signing Paqueta and £30m fellow summer arrival Aguerd have both been called up by Brazil and Morocco respectively.
And the Hammers duo will meet when Morrocco entertain Brazil for a friendly in Tangier on March 25th.
That is eight days before West Ham take on Saints at the London Stadium in what is quite simply a must-win match.
Moyes will be hoping and praying for no new injury issues in that match or indeed in the games featuring captain Declan Rice, goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and others selected for international duty.