Just when it appeared that West Ham were making headway in the Premier League this season, they’ve been dealt a devastating blow.
Ahead of their game against Liverpool, a match when they’ll need all of their players fit and firing, talkSPORT are reporting that Michail Antonio has been ruled out for at least four weeks.
Though one player doesn’t make a team of course, the centre-forward has shown time and again just how important he is to the Hammers cause.
His recent overhead kick goal against Manchester City was a prime example of the power and strength which he possesses, and why opposition defenders always find him a real handful.
David Moyes will now have to plan for the matches the club have in November without Antonio spearheading his front line.
That could mean a reprieve for out of favour Sebastien Haller, as West Ham seek to confound the experts further after a run of super results.