Sevilla could now be without a massive nine key players for Thursday’s Europa League clash with West Ham United.

The Hammers fans are absolutely buzzing ahead of the biggest game this football club has faced since the 2006 FA Cup final.

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West Ham head to The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium to take on Sevilla on Thursday night for the first-leg clash of our Europa League last-16 tie with the La Liga side managed by Julen Lopetegui.

Sevilla are undoubtedly the best team left in the Europa League and they were the hardest possible draw that West Ham could have been given.

David Moyes has worked wonders since taking over at the London Stadium though and the Spaniards certainly won’t be relishing playing against the Irons.

The Scot guided us to a sixth placed finish in the Premier League table last season and that ensured our qualification for the Europa League this term.

Sevilla allegedly face an injury crisis ahead of West Ham Europa League clash
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The fact that we have a knockout tie against Sevilla to play later this week when just two years ago we were battling against relegation is truly remarkable. And we might just have a good chance of shocking the La Liga team…

Sevilla injury crisis ahead of West Ham Europa League clash

Julen Lopetegui could be without many of his key players for the game on Thursday.

That’s according to a report from Diario de Sevilla who claims that there were few players present at Sevilla training yesterday.

Thomas Delaney is suspended for Thursday’s Europa League clash with West Ham whilst Erik Lamela, Suso, Gonzalo Montiel, Diego Carlos, Karim Erkik, Fernando, Papu Gomez and Anthony Martial all missed Friday’s La Liga clash with Alaves through injury.

Sevilla have enjoyed a superb season so far and are currently sitting in second spot in the league table, just eight points adrift of Real Madrid.

So West Ham will obviously have our work cut-out if we are to get a result in Seville in the Europa League last-16 first leg match up.

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The Hammers have looked very good over the past week though, certainly better than we have done over the past couple of months.

If the West Ham players bring the pace and intensity of what is required of them in the Premier League, Sevilla may well find it difficult.

And if they are without nine key players, West Ham could very well have a big chance to cause what would be a huge upset in the Europa League on Thursday night.

If we’re being honest though, we would be more than happy with a draw. Let’s bring them back to the London Stadium with the scores level and get right in amongst them with 60,000 West Ham fans cheering us on.


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