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West Ham United: ExWHUemployee reveals ‘virus’ could mean key players miss Leicester City clash

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Presenter ExWHUemployee has revealed that a few senior West Ham United players seem to have caught a ‘virus’ ahead of the club’s next game. 

In their final Premier League game before domestic football is paused for the 2022 World Cup, the Hammers will be hoping to pick up all three points in front of their own fans.

Indeed, David Moyes’ men host Leicester City at the London Stadium, but the manager may have to make a few late decisions on a number of important men if this latest report coming out of West Ham is accurate.

According to a new update on The West Ham Way Patreon page, Ex has stated that a bug has been going around the club and that the starting team may have to be altered late on.

He wrote: “It is expected that most of the players who were rested against Blackburn will come back into the starting 11 for the crucial game against Leicester City.

“The problem David Moyes has is that a couple of players have a bug/virus going into the match and late decisions will be made on whether they can start the game or not.”

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West Ham come into the game having just been knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties by Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers. On top of that, Moyes’ men have tasted defeat in their past two league games.

Taking that poor form into account, the east London club will be desperate to go into the winter break on a high. In general, it hasn’t been a great season so far, with the Irons currently sitting just two points above the bottom three going into the weekend.

As a result, Moyes is under a fair bit of pressure to ease the frustration of the fans, who haven’t been too happy with performances of late and even booed their manager last time out in the Premier League.

With all that in mind, the boss would have been hoping to name the strongest team possible today, so this latest setback could be a major concern.

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