David Moyes is set to be missing three key players when Newcastle visit the London Stadium tomorrow.

The trio of West Ham stars have all started all three matches in the Hammers’ mini revival.

Pulling just clear of the relegation zone thanks to seven points from the last nine, courtesy of beating Chelsea and Stoke, plus a draw against Arsenal.

They are not just any players either, with those missing set to be the West Ham captain and two of their three attacking players.

David Moyes is still saying that Manuel Lanzini should have had his ‘charge overturned’. Despite the attacking player having clearly been caught diving and punished accordingly with a two game ban after cheating to win a penalty at Stoke on Saturday, which set them on the way to that three goal win.

The Hammers captain Mark Noble scored that penalty but Moyes has revealed he’s had a tight hamstring all week and ‘we can’t take chances with that’.

When Newcastle beat West Ham 3-0 at St James Park, Michail Antonio was the only one to cause Newcastle any problems whatsoever on our problematic left hand side, but he is also set to miss tomorrow’s match. David Moyes saying that the right sided attacking player has a calf strain, which will surely keep him out, as he picked it up only in the past week and wasn’t available in midweek against Arsenal because of it.

Newcastle still have to do it themselves on the pitch but great to see some factors that may just be going in our favour for once.

David Moyes speaking to the London Evening Standard:

‘With regard to tomorrow’s match against Newcastle, I am very disappointed that Manuel Lanzini is suspended. I thought he had his best game since I joined West Ham at Stoke and we will miss him badly.

I don’t like diving in the game and I applaud the FA for trying to do something about it. I’m 100 per cent behind eradicating simulation but what will be difficult is to find consistency.

I believe, in Manu’s case, there was enough doubt for the charge to be over-turned or actually not brought in the first place.

There was a real split, for example, with the opinions of people in the football world. It wasn’t a straightforward case in my eyes.

For tomorrow, apart from Manu, we have a couple of other issues. Michail Antonio has a calf strain and wasn’t available for Tuesday and is touch and go for tomorrow.

I don’t think Mark Noble will be fit in time. He has been suffering from a tight hamstring for a week or so and we can’t take chances with that.

The good news is that Cheikhou Kouyate is back in full training so we hope he will be available for tomorrow.’



  • Rich Lawson

    Good news indeed,but why have they put a picture of Beaker from The Muppets at the top ?

    • Kneebotherm8

      They use that photo of Moyes every time there’s an article about him on here……….someone on the Mag’s having a laaarf……..

      • Rich Lawson

        We could all do with one at the moment.

        • Kneebotherm8

          Yes,you’re right,the mood could do with lightening up…………..how’s about a bolt of lightening 🌩🌩🌩🌩🌩🌩striking fat Mike?…………that should do the trick….😂😂😂

  • ghostrider

    It’s not good news to be honest. It means nothing. It only means something if we beat the 11 plus subs that Moyes puts out.
    A team full of Norbert Nolbertons could come in for all of the players and we could all be jumping for joy shouting ” wahhey, look what Moyes has done…he’s played his entire squad of Norbert Nolbertons, somehow, in some magical unbelievable managerial way”… and then get beat with guess who scoring for West Ham?

    The characters and events depicted in this spectacle are fictitious, any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

    Apart from Moyes, who is not fictional and is some kind of character and does appear to be beaker from the muppet show according to Rich Lawson. lol

    • Rich Lawson

      He does tho’,then they play Sam the Eagle for the headers and we put Hozzy Bear up front !!

    • GToon

      I think it would be good if that meant they were only playing with 8. We’d get a draw then maybe, having sat back for 85 mins and then launching a few long balls in injury time that Joselu would get nowhere near and Diame wouldn’t bother running for……

  • Wor Lass

    We`ve had a lot more than three key players missing from our match-day squad all season and it`s touch and go whether it`ll get any better in January.

    • Tomb

      Still a massive stroke of luck for us gives a much better chance of getting a result though would be better if Arnotuvic was out as well