The Hammers could be without two of their key players for the weekend trip to Brighton after picking up knocks at the London Stadium last week.
A number of West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Manuel Pellegrini's player fitness update ahead of their Premier League meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion (official Hammers website).
The Chilean confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson picked up small knocks in Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City and may miss out on Saturday's trip to the Amex Stadium.
Man City were accused by Pellegrini of making repeated tactical fouls in his post-match press conference (The Guardian) and, ahead of the visit of the south coast club, he made reference to Haller and Anderson still "recovering from the kicks that they had" against the Citizens.
The Hammers boss also provided an update on the fitness of Mark Noble, who missed out on last week’s match with a calf injury, and also Jack Wilshere, who was substituted against Man City for Robert Snodgrass.
“Mark Noble is recovering from his calf injury,” Pellegrini said. “I think that next week he will work with the team. We also have small problems with Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller. They are recovering from the kicks that they had in the last game. That is the update on injuries. We’ll see tomorrow about Anderson and Haller, we have some doubts.
“Jack is working without any problems with our squad. Everyone here has the freedom to work with another physio, but he works in the week with our team and I have no problem with that. He works with both as well so it’s okay.”
Here is what some of the West Ham faithful said on social media regarding Pellegrini's updates:
And so it begins...— Brian Pekar (@Bpeks96) August 15, 2019
I stopped reading after 'Haller doubt' pic.twitter.com/MNxhBKLpPe— James Reading (@JReadingAloud87) August 15, 2019
Hope it doesn't turn into the time we had Defoe, Di Canio, Kanoute and Kitson all injured so lumped Ian Pearce up front. pic.twitter.com/V2l1S3zEoU— James Reading (@JReadingAloud87) August 15, 2019
if Haller isn't playing we won't win. Simply— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) August 15, 2019
Yawn......injuries, ITS ONLY THE SECOND GAME FFS— Westhamlee (@funkycoolers) August 15, 2019
Imagine being one week into the season and already having 3 people out injured, 2 of them being your best players.— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) August 15, 2019
“We have some doubts with Anderson and Haller” Could it get any worse?— Alfie Mcswiggan (@AlfieMcswiggan) August 15, 2019
Well we’ve lost.— t-bone (@LWhatman) August 15, 2019
Wtaf?!— Jake Moore (@JakeMooreWHU) August 15, 2019
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND IT STARTS— Josh⚒ (@JoshVernege) August 15, 2019
And of course we have no decent back up striker— Bane Fryer ⚒ (@FryerSWBF) August 15, 2019
Didn’t take long lol. If we don’t have both of them expect a defeat.— ⚒ Sapper Mark ⚒ (@Mdp_coyi66) August 15, 2019
So Ajeti and Cardoso can have a run out why not ? So hopefully Antonio is ok along with Fornals and Lanzini it's going to be a tough game but our new signings will be out to impress.— West Ham Ironess (@IronessWest) August 15, 2019
West Ham were beaten 5-0 by the domestic treble winners at the London Stadium, while Brighton - who battled relegation last year - won 3-0 away from home at Watford on the opening day of the 2019-20 season.
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