West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini provides fitness update

Manuel Pellegrini of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 10, 2018 in Romford, England.

West Ham United are set to take on Everton, but Manuel Pellegrini's squad have suffered a double injury blow.

West Ham United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez (L) is tackled by Crystal Palace's Serbian midfielder Luka Milivojevic during the English Premier League football match between Crystal...

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed to Football London, at his latest press conference, that Javier Hernandez and Jack Wilshere could miss their match against Everton this weekend.

Hernandez has been ill for the past fortnight, while Wilshere’s troublesome ankle has been playing up again.

Hernandez still has a chance of featuring at the weekend, but Wilshere doesn’t according to Pellegrini.


"We have nothing special other than Hernandez is sick and has had a virus for the last ten days, so he's at home,” he said.

“Jack injured his ankle two days ago, so we'll see how he is on Tuesday after he has had a medical review. He is not going to feature on Sunday.”

Wilshere’s absence for West Ham could cause Pellegrini a selection dilemma in midfield.

Jack Wilshere during the friendly match between West Ham United and SCO Angers on August 3, 2018 in Grodig, Austria.

Wilshere has been a regular starter for the Hammers, but it could be that Mark Noble is paired with Carlos Sanchez at the weekend.

Hernandez’s best chances of featuring for the Hammers may come as a substitute.

Hernandez, meanwhile, has been struggling to break into the West Ham side ahead of Marko Arnautovic so far this season.

Javier Hernandez of Mexico and Pepe of Portugal battle for possession during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017  Play-Off for Third Place between Portugal and Mexico at Spartak...

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