Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner says he may be missing a third player for the semi-final against West Ham through sickness.

The day has arrived as West Ham face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-final first leg at the London Stadium tonight.

There was a major boost for West Ham as UEFA confirmed a double Frankfurt ban for the huge semi-final first leg.

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West Ham have issues in defence going into the game with doubts over injured duo Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop.

But there was a major boost for West Ham too when UEFA have confirmed both star centre-back Evan Ndicka key defensive midfielder Kristijan Jakić are suspended for the first leg.

Now Frankfurt boss Glasner says he may be missing a third player for West Ham through sickness.

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Glasner made the admission in his pre-match press conference and also lamented the suspension of Ndicka and Jakic.

The German boss also stated that the match against West Ham will be the biggest of his career.

“We’ve got one case of sickness,” Glasner admitted in his pre-match presser (whufc.com).

“But apart from that everyone is available.

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“Kristijan Jakić and Evan Ndicka are unfortunately suspended…

“This is the most important match of my career because it’s a semi-final, and we have the chance to reach the final – I hope we’ll have an even bigger match in a few weeks’ time.”

Glasner did not give any clues as to which Frankfurt player has been struck down with illness ahead of the West Ham match. We will find that out when the teams are named at around 6.30pm.

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But the opposition potentially missing three key players will undoubtedly boost David Moyes and West Ham.

Ahead of the game, West Ham’s Bundesliga opponents have ‘done a Lyon’ and posted comments belittling the Hammers on Twitter and their official website.

UEFA has also appointed the referee for the match, a Dutchman who has dished out 143 cards in 34 games.

Glasner has highlighted West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek as a player his side must keep a close eye on.

Meanwhile, Frankfurt striker Rafael Borre has warned his teammates to watch out for two West Ham players in particular.

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