West Ham overcame Wolves last night 3-2 to very much keep their Champions League hopes alive, in a game where Jessie Lingard once again stared for the Irons.
9 – No player has been involved in more Premier League goals than Jesse Lingard since his debut for West Ham on February 3rd (6 goals, 3 assists). Rebirth. #WOLWHU
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 5, 2021
The Hammers host Leicester City on Sunday lunchtime, in what can only be viewed as a vital fixture for both clubs in the race for the Champions League places. West Ham currently sit in 4th place, 4 points behind Leicester in 3rd, so the significance of the tie is clear.
The victory over Wolves provided a good end to a day in which the club had suffered the news that their captain Declan Rice is set to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a knee injury whilst away on international duty with England.
However, there was also a sting in the tail as Michail Antonio suffered a hamstring injury and was forced to leave the proceedings early, which has left the club sweating over his fitness.
West Ham sweating Antonio hamstring injury for ahead of scan
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) April 6, 2021
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on April 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Unfortunately, Antonio’s career West Ham career has been plagued by hamstring problems. With Declan Rice also now out for the foreseeable future, losing their main striker as well will be a major blow to David Moyes.
📢 Moyes on Antonio: “Mick felt his hamstring a little bit and we’ve just got to hope it’s nothing too bad.
— Colm Hayes (@ColmVHayes) April 6, 2021
Speaking on Antonio to Sky Sports post game Moyes said;
“Michail Antonio played as well as he has for a long while for 30 minutes. We’re not sure on the injury. We will assess it tomorrow. It looks like he’s felt his hamstring.”
He will be hoping that there is nothing untoward regarding the injury and that he will have Antonio fit for the weekend, or at least the majority of the run in.