List of five key Sevilla players who could miss Europa League clash with West Ham United next month.
The Hammers drew Sevilla out of the hat this morning in the UEFA Europa League last 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland.
The full draw can be seen here via UEFA’s official website.
The draw was met with trepidation from most West Ham fans.
Sevilla are absolutely flying in La Liga at the moment.
Julen Lopetegui has worked wonders at The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium and his side are currently sitting in second spot in La Liga, just six points adrift of league leaders Real Madrid.
They have won 27 of their last 28 Europa League knockout ties. It’s not looking good is it!
Having said all of that, Sevilla could be without some of their most important players for the first-leg tie at The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on March 10th.
List of five key Sevilla players who could miss Europa League clash with West Ham
The Spanish side will undoubtedly be favourites when the Hammers roll into town in two week’s time.
On our day though, we can beat anyone. David Moyes will know that and so will the West Ham players.
Sevilla might just be understrength as well.
The La Liga side will be without Thomas Delaney and Marcos Acuna through suspension.
Lopetegui may also be unable to call upon injured trio Anthony Martial, Suso and Erik Lamela for the Europa League last 16 tie against West Ham United.
The tie with Sevilla will be an incredibly hard one to progress through to quarter-finals from. West Ham have proven that we can beat some of the world’s best teams this season already though.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United can all attest to that!
As long as we have all of our key players available for the game in southern Spain, then we have every chance of progressing through to the next round of the competition.
Sevilla will obviously fancy their chances. They absolutely own the Europa League, having win it a record six times (Wikipedia).
West Ham have the kind of players who can undoubtedly cause the Spanish side problems though. If we play with the intensity and speed that is commonplace in the Premier League, Sevilla definitely won’t like it.
And with five key players potentially set too miss out for Sevilla against West Ham in the Europa League on March 10th, there’s every chance that the Hammers can return to the London Stadium with a positive result to show for their efforts.