West Ham team news vs Watford: Winston Reid out, Jack Wilshere is fit

Watford vs West Ham

Both Watford and West Ham came into the season with high hopes.

However, after two rounds of the campaign, West Ham are 16th and Watford are bottom.

The Hammers picked up a point at Brighton after a 5-0 loss to Man City.

Watford have fallen to Brighton and Everton, and the Hornets haven’t scored yet this season.

Winston Reid remains sidelined

In a positive update from Manuel Pellegrini in his press conference on Thursday, he confirmed that everyone in West Ham’s squad is fit, save for Winston Reid.

Reid has been sidelined for 17 months with a knee problem.

While he’s returned to training, West Ham are easing him back into the fold without taking any risks.

Will Jack Wilshere feature against Watford?

While Pellegrini said that the rest of his squad is fit, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are match fit.

On Jack Wilshere, for example, the West Ham manager said:

Jack Wilshere is coming back from a long injury and his minutes will be managed.

Pellegrini also noted that the same is true for Carlos Sanchez and Andriy Yarmolenko.

We hope, with every game, [they] will improve.

Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller & Mark Noble

Regarding other possible changes to West Ham’s XI against Watford, Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller and Mark Noble are back in contention.

The trio were all absent last weekend against Brighton.

However, Haller would need to dislodge Chicharito, after he scored against the Seagulls.

 

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