David Moyes has provided an update on the squad ahead of our showdown with Manchester City tomorrow at the London Stadium.
West Ham go into the match with our tails up following what has been our best start to a season in 24 years, although the treble winners are no doubt set to provide our Hammers with the toughest test of the campaign so far.
Pep Guardiola’s side are top of the table at present, and Moyes will be fully aware that his side will have to be that they’re very best to achieve something from this match.
The boss provided an update on the condition of his players, with some having been away during the break on international duty.
“Some of them have picked up little bits of knocks,” admitted the Irons manager, as reported by the club’s Official Website.
“Edson Álvarez had a delayed flight and returned home at 3 o’clock yesterday. It’s part and parcel of international breaks.
“We’re hoping that we have everybody fit and available.”
The Scot shared his delight in the start made by his Hammers side this season, stating that the fixtures have been challenging especially being mostly away from home.
“We’ve had three of our four games away, which is a really tough call,” said the manager. “Quite a few have had three at home, so for us to get those points from three away games is really good.
“We’ve scored goals and we look as if we are going to score goals and if that continues we will have a great chance of picking up points.”
Moyes also added further insight into the preparations which are going in, for what is a hectic fixture schedule on the horizon, as our Hammers again manage European football.
“We’ve been discussing it a lot and we will look at how we can recover the players correctly, how often they can play,” added Moyes.
“It doesn’t mean you always play one to eleven, you have to use your 21, 22 players and that’s what we’ll do in the coming months.”