There is an unspecified illness of some sort making its way through the West Ham United roster, according to David Moyes. The Hammers manager didn’t name specific names, but Mohammed Kudus, Vladimir Coufal and Edson Alvarez all missed out of last night’s match against Backa Topola, in the UEFA Europa League.
So it is most likely this triad of players who are battling this bug. And there are some reports out there confirming it.
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Kickoff: Sun. Dec 3, 2023, at 2pm, London Stadium, UK
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PL Standing, Form: Crystal Palace 13th, 15 pts, LLWLL West Ham 9th, 20 pts, WWLLL
Result Probability: West Ham United 47% Draw 27% Crystal Palace 26%
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All are doubts against Crystal Palace this Sunday, as they reportedly have “viruses and flu-like symptoms.” There is a whole lot of that going around, this time of year, everywhere.
Elsewhere Jarrod Bowen won’t likely return here, due to a knee issue. The same holds true for Michail Antonio, who is battling an issue with the same body part. He’s moving closer, but likely won’t be ready in time here.
Other than all that, Moyes has no other team fitness concerns at this time. Let another edition of this London derby begin!
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