According to Ben Dinnery, three West Ham players might be scheduled for late fitness tests before the team’s match against Olympiakos on Thursday (October 26).
The injury specialist claimed there are concerns about the health of Aaron Cresswell, Ben Johnson, and Lukasz Fabianski going into the Europa League match on his website Premier Injuries.
Although both fullbacks had just recently returned to training at the end of the previous week, he said that they had been making “good progress” despite the Polish goalkeeper having been out with an injury.
The late fitness tests will likely be a precaution given to the trio’s recent ailments, and it seems quite probable that they should be in contention for the game if they can squeeze in a few more days of training.
Fabianski, who has participated in every cup game this season, should be selected to start in goal if he survives this week without incident.
Though Cresswell and Johnson have fallen down the pecking order and may not be in the starting lineup even if they pass their fitness tests, it will be intriguing to watch what choice David Moyes selects.
The Hammers manager may decide to field another powerful team, similar to the one that defeated Freiburg in the tournament earlier this month, since it will be a difficult match in Greece.
It actually depends on how he wants to distribute playing time among our first-team players in light of the next match against Everton on Sunday (October 29) and the short turnaround.