Under pressure West Ham United manager David Moyes has denied rumors that his post at the London Stadium is under threat as the Hammers prepare for their second consecutive capital clash tomorrow when Thomas Frank’s Brentford looks to pounce on the club’s poor run of form.
Questions surrounding Moyes’ future are entirely justified after West Ham lost five of their last six fixtures in the Premier League, which included a 3-1 loss at the Emirates against high-flying Arsenal on Boxing Day. Unfortunately for the Scottish manager, home is not where the heart is this season for the Hammers as they have managed just ten points from eight clashes in front of home support, sitting near the bottom of the form table in that particular metric.
Thankfully for Moyes, no fresh injury concerns have bubbled to the surface during the loss to Mikel Arteta’s Gunners, but one or two changes to the XI could be on offer after a number of poor performances, particularly in defense.
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- Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet (out)
- Gianluca Scamacca and Nayef Aguerd (doubt)
West Ham will only have to contend with the continued absences of key center back Kurt Zouma as well as summer signing Maxwel Cornet, in one of the only current bright spots at the club at current, with their bid to get back on track thankfully not hampered by any growing fitness concerns.
Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca could make a return to the bench and is due to be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s fixture, while Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd is also nearing a return but may not be risked after reportedly picking up a virus, so his inclusion in the XI likely will have to wait until the new year.