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David Moyes provides Michail Antonio update ahead of West Ham’s meeting with Brighton


David Moyes provides Michail Antonio update ahead of West Ham’s meeting with Brighton

West Ham United boss David Moyes has this evening provided an update on the fitness of sidelined attacker Michail Antonio.

Irons downed

Moyes’ Hammers are of course fresh off the back of a disappointing derby defeat on Monday night.

The capital outfit made the trip to Stamford Bridge, for a Premier League meeting with Chelsea.

West Ham, to their credit, enjoyed the better of lengthy stretches over the 90 minutes, dominating both possession and territory.

When all was said and done, however, a lack of cutting edge cost the visitors dear, as goals from Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham eventually guided Chelsea to an altogether flattering 3-0 win.

‘Back on the grass’

West Ham’s lack of finished product on Monday of course came with star forward Michail Antonio having once again played no part.

The 30-year-old has now not featured in any of the Irons’ last 4 Premier League outings, since being forced off with a hamstring problem during the club’s meeting with Aston Villa late last month.

And though Sebastien Haller, to his credit, has stepped up in his absence, Antonio has nevertheless been sorely missed, with Moyes’ men having managed just a solitary win during his time on the sidelines.

As such, speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s upcoming meeting with Brighton, the West Ham boss was today inevitably drawn on Antonio’s fitness.

And Moyes went on to confirm that though the former Nottingham Forest man has in fact returned to the grass, his exact return date remains up in the air:

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 14 17 31
2 Leicester City FC 14 9 27
3 Manchester United FC 13 7 26
4 Everton FC 14 6 26
5 Chelsea FC 14 15 25
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 14 11 25
7 Southampton FC 14 6 24
8 Manchester City FC 13 7 23
9 Aston Villa FC 12 11 22
10 West Ham United FC 14 2 21
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 14 -5 20
12 Newcastle United FC 13 -5 18
13 Crystal Palace FC 14 -6 18
14 Leeds United 14 -6 17
15 Arsenal FC 14 -6 14
16 Burnley FC 13 -11 13
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 14 -6 12
18 Fulham FC 14 -10 10
19 West Bromwich Albion 14 -19 7
20 Sheffield United FC 14 -17 2
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 9
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 9
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 5
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 5
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Adams, Che Southampton FC 4
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 4



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