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Ryan Fredericks has been ruled out for the remainder of the year after picking up an injury during the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town.

The 26-year-old was making his first Premier League appearance in over two months at the John Smith’s Stadium following his introduction for Pablo Zabaleta. Manuel Pellegrini confirmed in his post-match press conference, that Fredericks had sustained an injury and would go to hospital for further tests. "Ryan has a twist in his ankle, he cannot walk, so we played the last five minutes with one player less. We will see tomorrow with the doctors how bad it is." Although there has been no official update, several media outlets have reported that Fredericks will be sidelined for around three months, but there does seem to be a little confusion over the precise nature of the injury. None mention the ankle as revealed by Pellegrini, but instead reference the shin or knee, so I would advise you to treat the timeline with care until the club release additional information.
Nov 19 - 4:14 PM

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini said he hopes that forward Andy Carroll can return this month from an ankle injury.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle frontman is expected to play in a friendly this week in his first action since the preseason when he suffered a recurrence of a previous injury. But the Hammers could be in for a boost for the festive period with Jack Wilshere also starting to work with the squad. Said Pellegrini: "Andy is close to playing again. At the start of last week he started working a little bit with the squad, not 100 per cent, and he will work again this week. On Thursday we will play a friendly game and we'll see if he can play some minutes, and I think in the second week of the international break Jack Wilshere will also be able to work with the squad."
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 12 - 2:23 PM

Felipe Anderson continued his scoring run as West Ham United overcame an early deficit to draw 1-1 with Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.

Following their 4-2 victory over Burnley last weekend, Manuel Pellegrini named an unchanged XI. However, Huddersfield started brightly and led after six minutes when Alex Pritchard fired a low strike beyond the reach of Fabianski. Chicharito was introduced after the break and made an immediate impact, going close with a stabbed effort from close-range. With the chances in the Hammers favor, the equalizer finally came with 15 minutes left. Anderson, who scored twice against Burnley, was there to drill an unstoppable strike into the top corner after a goalmouth scramble. Issa Diop nearly stole all three points soon after, but Steve Mounie was on hand to make a goal-line clearance. The draw sees West Ham remain 13th in the table.
Nov 10 - 1:18 PM

Felipe Anderson scored twice, including what turned out to be the match-winner, as West Ham United became the latest club to batter the Burnley defense in a 4-2 win.

Marko Arnautovic returned to the West Ham XI and it took less than 10 minuted for him to get the club ahead as he pounced on a fumbled ball by James Tarkowski before beating a helpless keeper. Burnley were able to equalize just before the break but West Ham continued their dominance in the second frame. On 68 minutes, Anderson grabbed his first, firing through Joe Harts legs from 12 yards out, assisted by Grady Diangana. Burnley leveled again but Anderson put the Hammers away for good on 84 minutes, and Chicharito added one in stoppage time for good measure with assists provided by Arnautovic and Michail Antonio. West Ham will look for back to back wins for the first time this season next weekend with a trip to Huddersfield.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 3 - 2:09 PM

Manuel Pellegrini has said that Jack Wilshere and Andy Carroll are expected to return following the November international break.

The West Ham United manager revealed in his pre-Burnley press conference that the pair will return to full training during the forthcoming international break and could be back in the squad for the home clash with Manchester City in Gameweek 13. "I think Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere will be 100 per cent fit and working with the squad fully during the international break so they will be available in the first game after the break," said Pellegrini. Both players have been working their way back from ankle surgery, with Wilshere sidelined since September and Carroll out since July. With Mark Noble beginning a three-match ban this weekend, Declan Rice and Pedro Obiang are expected to start in midfield until Wilshere is match fit. Meanwhile, Carroll will likely be eased back into the rotation considering the striker has yet to feature this season.
Nov 2 - 7:12 PM

Marko Arnautovic looks set to return to the starting XI this weekend after coming off the bench in Wednesday's 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham.

Manuel Pellegrini made five changes from the side which drew 1-1 at Leicester City with Pedro Obiang, Michail Antonio, Ryan Fredericks, Angelo Ogbonna and Adrian coming in. West Ham had the better of the chances in the first half, but Tottenham was first to strike. Heung-Min Son celebrated his 150th appearances for Spurs by opening the scoring in the 17th minute before added his second nine minutes after the break. The introduction of Marko Arnautovic and Lucas saw the hosts get back into the game, with Lucas heading home from a Robert Snodgrass corner in the 71st. The chance of a comeback was short-lived, though, as Llorente volleyed home four minutes later to eliminate the Hammers from the Carabao Cup. Fantasy managers will be pleased with Arnautovic's return ahead of an FPL friendly home fixture against Burnley.
Nov 1 - 5:49 PM

West Ham United youngster Grady Diangana is hoping to be the benefactor of Andriy Yarmolenko’s unfortunate Achilles injury which could end his season.

The 20-year-old was a standout performer in the Carabao Cup win over Macclesfield Town last month but has been limited to just 50 Premier League minutes. However, in Yarmolenko’s absence, Diangana looks set to play a more prominent role. "On Saturday we will see," said Pellegrini on his possible involvement at Leicester. "I think he's a young player with a lot of good technical conditions. He needs to improve on other things, but he has a chance." Andy Carroll is "improving" and is being carefully integrated back into first-team training. "I hope he might play after the international break." Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere [ankle] is recovering following a minor setback. Pedro Obiang is ruled out due to a "small" calf strain. "It's not serious but he needs some days to recover. He will be ready for the Carabao Cup game." Carlos Sanchez, Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini remain on the side-lines.
Oct 25 - 11:22 AM

Andriy Yarmolenko’s season hangs in the balance after the West Ham winger was stretchered off during Saturdays loss to London-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The summer signing from Borussia Dortmund was just beginning to find his feet following a slow start to his Premier League career. Yarmolenko made his full debut at Goodison Park [GW5] scoring twice and has become staple of Manuel Pellegrini’s line-up. Post-match the Hammers boss confirmed Yarmolenko had a problem "between his foot and his ankle" with early tests confirming an Achilles injury. However, a further assessment confirmed a rupture and plans are already afoot to undergo surgery. Reports suggest the 28-year-old could be missing for around six months, although Premier League injury data collected over the previous decade indicates that the average return-to-play is nearer to seven months [221 days] meaning Yarmolenko would miss the final domestic fixture of the campaign on May 12. His absence opens the door to Grady Diangana who announced his first-team arrival with a standout performance in the 8-0 demolition of Macclesfield in the Carabao Cup last month.
Oct 21 - 6:32 PM

West Ham United could not find the net today but will feel like they deserved at least a point as they were on the losing end of a close contest, falling to Tottenham 0-1.

Playing much better in the past month than they did to begin the season, West Ham will feel a but frustrated with today's result, as they caught a Tottenham side not at their strongest. The sides were evenly matched in the first half, with Marko Arnautovic looking the biggest threat, getting behind the opposing defense on a couple of occasions. The mood was dampened late in the first half though, when Andriy Yarmolenko suffered a nasty injury that caused him to be stretchered off. Then, Spurs grabbed a back-breaking goal just before halftime. That said, Spurs had a chance for more, but Lukasz Fabianski turned in another class performance, making a pair of double saves on the day. By keeping his teammates within a goal, it came right down to the wire with another chance for Arnautovic, who sliced through the defense to take the keeper on 1 v 1 but his shot was stopped and the bid to edge a draw came up empty.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 20 - 12:16 PM

Winston Reid is "training and pushing harder everyday" but the West Ham United defender still has a long way to go in his recovery following knee surgery.

Reid, 30, damaged knee ligaments in March, but had been confident of a return at the beginning of 2018/19 before suffering a setback on the club’s pre-season training camp in Switzerland. "Winston has been suffering some swelling around the knee," Head of Medical Richard Collinge confirmed. "He is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area. We have decided that this is the best course of action." Although there has been no definitive timeline on when Reid will be ready for action, he is hopeful of a return in early 2019. "I’m doing gym work, rehabbing the quad and the leg and getting the bulk back," he confirmed. "To be fair, everything after the operation has gone really, really well and there has been no swelling. We’re training and pushing harder every day to get fitter and get my knee better, so I can get back on the pitch as soon as possible."
Oct 18 - 5:49 AM

Marko Arnautovic's 21st international goal was enough to see Austria beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in their UEFA Nations League match on Friday.

The Austria captain was at the heart of the action throughout the match and made the breakthrough in the 71st minute, slotting coolly past Northern Ireland goalkeeper Baily Peacock-Farrell. Arnautovic's goal, his fourth in his last eight international games, sends Austria into second in UEFA Nations League B Group 3, three points behind group leaders Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Oct 13 - 2:47 PM

Marko Arnautovic will continue to play for club and country despite an ongoing knee problem which has hampered him in recent weeks.

The Austria star was speaking ahead of the Nations League fixture with Northern Ireland on Friday, a game which Arnautovic is determined to play a key role in before shifting his focus to the Premier League and a clash with London-rivals Tottenham. "The knee is not the best but I am fit and I can play. I'm not training a lot at West Ham to try and keep my knee calm," he said. "It is going to take time as I have some inflammation in my bone, but I am always ready to play on the weekend. After a game I need some rest for about 2/3 days. By the middle of the week I am training normally with the team." With Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini long-term absentees, and Javier Hernandez working his way back from glandular fever, Arnautovic has excelled in a central striking role averaging a goal once in every 135 minutes.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 10 - 4:21 PM

West Ham won't enter the international break with the momentum they had hoped following a 1-0 loss to Brighton.

The Hammers entered the match in great form, undefeated in their last three including wins over Everton and Manchester United and a draw with Chelsea. After conceding a goal to Glenn Murray in the 25th minute, the West Ham attack looked fatigued and wasteful with their chances as Marko Arnautovic missed a pair of open chances to steal a point in the final 10 minutes of the match after fighting through a couple of lower-body injuries over the last couple of weeks. The loss extends West Ham's streak without back-to-back wins, which dates back to January 2017.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 5 - 5:03 PM

After losing the first four league games to begin the season, West Ham United are finding their way with seven points in their last three with a convincing 3-1 win over Manchester United.

Bubbles were blowing from the start, as Felipe Anderson scored his first league goal, as Pablo Zabaleta had plenty of space to feed the ball into the Brazilian for a clean finish. They would make it 2-0 just before halftime, when an ambitious effort by Andriy Yarmolenko took a perfect deflection to find the corner of the net. Manchester United pulled one back but a second potential goal was saved brilliantly by Lukasz Fabianski. Marko Arnautovic put the game away late, as he finished a wonderfully threaded pass by Mark Noble. West Ham look to continue their resurgence at Brighton next Friday night.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 29 - 9:39 AM

In their best defensive performance of the year, the Hammers were able to contain Chelsea. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to score leading to a 0-0 draw.

West Ham came out in this game looking to hit Chelsea on the counter but it was clear early on that they were missing their talisman in Marko Arnautovic. With Mikail Antonio leading the line, there wasn’t enough firepower up top to push the Hammers to victory. Their best chance fell to Andriy Yarmolenko in the 76th minute but the forward was unable to finish his chance. Next up, the Hammers will take on Macclesfield Town in the league cup and Manchester United in the league as the going is about to get tough for the team just above the relegation zone.
Sep 23 - 11:03 AM



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