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Javier Hernandez Balcazar | Forward | #17

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 157

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Javier Hernandez is expected to miss the game against his former employers as he battles to overcome a niggling knee complaint.
The West Ham striker was not in attendance at Leicester on Saturday after feeling discomfort during the build-up to the game. "He has a problem with his fat pad on his knee," confirmed David Moyes. "He felt it in training last Thursday, so Chicharito is the only one at the moment." However, there was better news regarding Marko Arnautovic, who has managed to shake off a minor knock. Joe Hart will compete with Adrian for the goalkeeper’s jersey following illness while Patrice Evra is expected to be included in the matchday squad. James Collins training again with the main group, but having missed almost two months, the central defender may not be considered due to a lack of match-fitness. Now that their top-flight status has been assured, Pedro Obiang could get some minutes after returning to the bench for the first time in over three months last weekend. May 10 - 5:29 AM

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Javier Hernandez came off the bench and scored an emphatic equalizer as West Ham United fought back to draw Chelsea 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Down 1-0 after Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half opener, West Ham manager David Moyes made the pivotal decision to replace Edimilson Fernandes with Hernandez. And the Mexico international delivered the equalizer just three minutes later, sweeping home his ninth career goal against Chelsea. Marko Arnautovic spun and provided the clever cut back for Hernandez, who kept his composure and hammered an expert first-time strike past Thibaut Courtois. After the goal Chelsea turned up the pressure, but Joe Hart - who was excellent throughout - produced a pair of acrobatic saves to secure a vital point. For West Ham, the result was a massive step towards safety as they put themselves six points clear of the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 2:20 PM

West Ham's six-match unbeaten run came to an end after a 3-1 defeat at Brighton on Saturday.

Hernandez has been the lone source of offense with Marko Arnuatovic and Manuel Lanzini unavailable. Trailing 0-1 after an early goal from Brighton striker Glenn Murray, the Mexico international brought the Hammers level on the half-hour mark with his second goal in his last three matches. Recent arrival Joao Mario provided a nifty flick to Hernandez, who took a composed touch before hammering in off the underside of the crossbar. However, the finish was the lone bright spot as the defense struggled and conceded two second half goals, both strikes from distance. The defeat means West Ham remain on 27 points, now level with Brighton in 13th.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 3 - 1:19 PM

Two second half goals shared equally between West Ham and Bournemouth mean that both sides continue their moves away from the relegation zone.

Bournemouth grabbed the lead against the run of play in the 71st minute with their first shot on target of the game. Junior Stanislas delivered a through ball to Ryan Fraser who slammed it past Adrián. However the Cherries' lead did last very long as substitute Javier Hernandez reminded David Moyes why he deserves a starting place in the team. The Mexico striker reacted fastest to finish after Begovic had saved a shot from the in-form Marko Arnautovic. Stanislas went closest to scoring the winner but Adrian was equal to his effort.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 20 - 12:24 PM

Chicharito was agonizingly close to picking up three points but West Ham will feel good about their nil-nil draw against Arsenal at the London Stadium

David Moyes appears to have West Ham playing like one of his old Everton sides after they followed up their big win over Chelsea with a hard-fought draw against Arsenal. I could have been another win had Hernandez found the net from close range. Regardless, it appears that the Hammers won't continue to ber the pushovers they were under Slaven Bilic.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Javier Hernandez is set to make his return to the West Ham squad for Saturday's home London derby clash against Chelsea.

The Mexico international took part in full training this week after recovering from a hamstring injury suffered while on international duty last month and is expected to make his long awaited return this weekend against the Blues. Hernandez's availability will be a huge boost for West Ham, who have scored just two goals in four matches without the striker this season. However, an immediate recall to the starting XI is not a guarantee after almost a five-week layoff. Manager David Moyes could stick with Michael Antonio up front if Hernandez is named to the bench.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 02:02:00 PM

West Ham will be without Chicharito and Andy Carroll for Sunday's match against Manchester City at the Etihad.

The Hammers were without the strikers for Wednesday's defeat to Everton and manager David Moyes confirmed that the pair will again be missing at the weekend: "Andy Carroll’s not back yet and Chicharito is not back yet," said Moyes. Andre Ayew, who lead the attack against Everton, will likely retain his place in the starting XI against Manchester City. Should Moyes decide to mix things up, Diafra Sakho and Toni Martinez would be the other options.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Javier Hernandez is a major doubt for Wednesday's match against Everton as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

Manager David Moyes revealed in his pre-match press conference that injured players would not be rushed back for the clash with Everton. When asked about Chicharito's availability for the midweek trip to Goodison Park, Moyes said: "Chicharito has not trained today, so he's going to be a few days or a bit longer at this rate." With Chicharito expected to miss the match, Andy Carroll will likely retain his place in the starting XI. Meanwhile, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew could see increased minutes off the bench.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 09:45:00 PM

Javier Hernandez and Michail Antonio will miss Friday's match against Leicester City.

Chicharito (hamstring) will miss his second straight match while Antonio (leg) will miss his third, but the pair could return for next Wednesday's match against Everton. Manager David Moyes confirmed Antonio was back in full training this week but, like defender James Collins, would not be risked versus the Foxes with a busy festive run of fixtures on the horizon. With Chicharito and Antonio unavailable, Andre Ayew and Marko Arnautovic, who overcome a wrist injury suffered at the weekend, could lead the attack.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 01:34:00 PM

New West Ham manager David Moyes has revealed Javier Hernandez will miss Sunday's clash with Watford.

Hernandez suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty with Mexico, which Moyes has confirmed will keep the striker sidelined for this weekend's match at Watford: "I think everyone knows Chicharito has got a hamstring injury," he said. "It could take a week, it could take two weeks." Given the Hammers have swift turnaround before facing Leicester City next Friday, it's likely Hernandez will be on the shelf for that match as well. His absence could afford Andy Carroll a chance to start his first Premier League match since mid-October, while Diafra Sakho could also see minutes despite returning from international duty on Friday morning.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Javier Hernandez is expected to miss West Ham boss David Moyes' first match in charge at Watford on Sunday.

The 29-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in Mexico's 3-3 draw with Belgium last Friday, and it is now feared he will miss the trip to Watford as well as next Friday's home match against Leicester City. Hernandez's absence would be a big blow for the Hammers, as the Mexico international is the club's top goalscorer in the Premier League with four goals in 11 matches. If Hernandez were to be ruled out, Andy Carroll and the in-form Andre Ayew would be the leading candidates to start upfront. Diafra Sakho is also another option while U23 sensation Toni Martinez, who has been training with the first team since Moyes was appointed as manager, could potentially make the match-day squad.
Source: Daily Star
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 04:22:00 PM

David Moyes is sweating on the fitness of Javier Hernandez after the Mexico international limped off during the 3-3 friendly draw with Belgium due to an apparent hamstring problem.

The new West Ham boss will be hoping the withdrawal of Hernandez on Friday was more of a precaution with a tricky set of fixtures scheduled at the beginning of his tenure. If tests reveal a muscular tear, then potentially, the little Mexican could miss anywhere upwards of three weeks making him an early doubt for the games with title contenders Manchester City and current Premier League champions Chelsea in December. Andy Carroll is of course one option, but while many expected the fully-fit striker to feature more during the early part of the season, Slaven Bilic did err on the side of caution and the injury prone attacker has only completed 90 minutes on two occasions. Diafra Sakho continues to struggle with an ongoing back problem meaning Moyes maybe forced into deploying Andre Ayew in a more advanced role.
Source: Daily Mail
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:21:00 AM

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic confirmed that forward Javier Hernandez is expected to be fit for Friday's clash with Brighton.

It looked as though West Ham could be facing a striker crisis with Andy Carroll suspended due to a red card last week and Diafra Sakho ruled out with injury. But Chicharito trained on the eve of Friday night's match despite doubts over a minor hamstring problem and is expected to be fit. Said Bilic: "He trained and felt a little bit of a tight hamstring, so we scanned it which was important, and the scan was completely clear. He missed Wednesday’s light session and we expect him to train today and, based on his feeling, to be OK."
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 08:56:00 PM

Javier Hernandez has left Old Trafford for Bayer Leverkusen and passed 19-year-old Anthony Marital arriving from Monaco in the process.

Chicharito has had a frustrating time at Old Trafford. He started off his United career with a number of critical goals as something of a "super-sub" under Sir Alex Ferguson. After failing to grab hold of a substantial role, the Mexico international was sent out on loan to similarly frustrating results. Perhaps the last straw was a missed penalty against Brugge in mid-week. United have sold the once-promising forward to Bayer Leverkusen on a permanent deal. Taking the Mexican's spot on the roster will be highly-rated 19-year-old Monaco player Anthony Marital who helped boot Arsenal out of the Champions League last season. The only concern here is that Marital, like Memphis, is young and taking a step up in competitive level. He may be a great player in time but hardly seems likely to be the immediate boost United are seeking in their attack.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Mexico qualified for the Gold Cup Final after a series of controversial calls by referee Mark Geiger.

Mexico defeated Panama 2-1 in the semi-finals but this one will be questioned by many. Mark Geiger gave Luis Tejada a red card in the first half that was certainly not deserved and that wasn't even the worst call of the match. Panama went on to go up 1-0 and then in the 89th minute, Geiger gave Mexico a very controversial penalty that let them equalize. He gave them another penalty in over-time to seal the deal, and ended up being rushed by Panama's player after the last whistle. There will be players suspended after a number of players from both teams participated in some shoving and punching throughout the game.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 12:12:00 AM