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David Moyes provides concerning post-Chelsea injury update on pair of West Ham defenders

David Moyes provides concerning post-Chelsea injury update on pair of West Ham defenders

 

West Ham United boss David Moyes has, on Saturday afternoon, provided an altogether concerning update on the wellbeing of two key members of his backline.

Masuaku wins it late

The Irons were of course back in action a short time ago.

After securing just a solitary point from an available nine over the course of the last couple of weeks, Moyes and co. welcomed Premier League table-topping Chelsea to the London Stadium, in search of a bounce-back performance, and result.

And, to their credit, when all was said and done, this is precisely what West Ham managed.

A pulsating 90 minutes of end-to-end action ultimately culminated in the hosts emerging on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline.

After twice falling behind on the day, the superb Jarrod Bowen brought West Ham level early in the 2nd-half, before Arthur Masuaku’s mishit cross from the left inside the closing five minutes caught Edouard Mendy completely off guard, securing all three points in the process.

‘Just hoping…’

As alluded to above, however, an otherwise stellar day’s work for West Ham on Saturday was soured to at least some degree by a pair of blows on the personnel front.

Both Ben Johnson and Kurt Zouma were forced out of proceedings prematurely, in altogether untimely fashion ahead of the hectic festive period.

In turn, it came as little surprise when David Moyes was asked for an update on the wellbeing of the two stoppers post-match.

And the news did not exactly prove encouraging, with the Irons boss having confirmed that Johnson appears to have picked up a hamstring problem, whilst it remains unclear how long Zouma is likely to be sidelined for…

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 22 28 43
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 21 -9 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6