West Ham star Cheikhou Kouyate posts pic as he and team-mates jet off to Dubai

The Hammers are off for some warm weather training.

It is an FA Cup weekend upcoming so effectively, for some of the Premier LEague players, they effectively have a weekend off.

That includes the West Ham players.

They were dumped out of the competition in the last round by West Brom in rather embarrassing circumstances.

The Hammers have struggled for results recently, however their recent performance against Chelsea will have them feeling a little bit more positive - even if they lost the game 1-0.

But in order to turn things around Sam Allardyce is using the time to get the players into some warm weather training in Dubai.

One player certainly seemed excited about it. Cheikhou Kouyae Instagrammed this photo yesterday as they awaited departure out of the UK to their home for the next few days, where the weather is a stifling 27 degrees centigrade.


Ready to Dubaï with my guys @ennervalencia1 @iamdiafrasakho and #adrian #Alhamdoulila

A photo posted by Cheikhou Kouyate (@roilionpapis) on

He was posing with team-mates Diafra Sakho, Adrian and Enner Valencia - all four looking comfortable ahead of their trip...

In the background however you can just make out the silhouettes of what appears to be Aaron Cresswell and Stewart Downing, nursing a bottle of Peroni each.

Well, it is technically a day off after all.

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