West Ham United may very well be with out dependable defender Ben Johnson for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final towards Eintracht Frankfurt.

In accordance with Claret and Hugh, the 22-year-old has been affected by a thigh pressure that saved him out of yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal within the Premier League.

However whereas it was hoped that he can be obtainable for the journey to Germany on Thursday, it seems much less sure that he will likely be part of David Moyes’ squad for the season-defining recreation.

Claret and Hugh have been informed by a key insider that “the teenager is taken into account solely 50/50 for the sport and {that a} clearly out of contact Vladimir Coufal may once more be concerned at right-back,”

The excellent news for Moyes is that Kurt Zouma made it by the weekend’s check unscathed and appears set to companion Craig Dawson within the centre of defence.

Not superb

There are a lot worse positions that Moyes may have suffered any damage in however it nonetheless isn’t what he would have been hoping for ahead of the Irons’ largest recreation of the season.

Johnson has established himself because the club’s main right-back when everyone seems to be match after a correct breakthrough 18 months or so and he deserves to play this recreation if he’s able to doing so.

At the very least with it solely being a 50/50 likelihood of lacking the sport, there may be nonetheless time for issues to enhance and he may play no less than a portion of the sport if not all the 90 (and even 120) minutes.

Coufal is a good sufficient again up and he’s performed on some huge levels on the continent already so the event shouldn’t faze him one bit.

At the very least it isn’t Michail Antonio, Declan Rice or Jarrod Bowen with query marks hanging over them as a result of, with out that trio, we wouldn’t have made it this far.

In different West Ham information, Anton Ferdinand has been begging his former club to signal this monsterous striker from a fellow Premier League rival.

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Author: Londonlad

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