West Ham fans react on Twitter to Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson fitness update

Manuel Pellegrini the head coach

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.

Manuel Pellegrini manager

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:

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.

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

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