West Ham duo Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma could be left out of our game vs Everton with the Europa League clash with Lyon on the horizon.
That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is set to ring the changes for Sunday’s clash with Everton at the London Stadium.
The games are coming thick and fast for West Ham due to our exploits in Europe.
It’s a great problem to have though. The only concern is that Moyes has one of the smallest squads in the Premier League at his disposal.
So the Scot hasn’t really got the option to make many changes from one game to the next. Our first XI pretty much picks itself. It appears as though changes could be incoming for the Hammers’ clash with Everton on Sunday though…
Claret and Hugh reckon that Said Benrahma and Craig Dawson could be rested for Sunday’s clash with the Toffees.
It is suggested that the 26-year-old winger may need to be rested after his exertions with Algeria over the past week and the subsequent disappointment that he suffered after his country missed out on World Cup qualification.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old centre-back has been playing through pain all season and perhaps he needs another week’s rest on top of the two that he has just had.
Issa Diop and Nikola Vlasic could come in for the duo (Claret and Hugh).
The West Ham vs Everton clash on Sunday is a vitally important one for both teams.
The Hammers need to win the match in order to keep our top six hopes alive whilst the Toffees need a result to keep some space between them and the bottom three.
Moyes making some changes for the West Ham vs Everton clash would be a huge risk, but an understandable one with West Ham set to welcome Lyon at the London Stadium just four days later.
The next couple of weeks could really define our season. We have Premier League games against Everton and Brentford and two Europa League clashes with Lyon.
Emerge from that period unscathed and we could be well on track to achieve some real success this season.
West Ham vs Everton kicks off at 2pm on Sunday and can be seen exclusively live on Sky Sports.