West Ham XI vs Southampton: starting lineup, squad news, injuries, latest Covid for Premier League today
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He’s only just getting started on the bench, though.
“He has no symptoms and I have to say he is doubly vaccinated,” Moyes said
“For all these things, I hope we can get it back, yes. The rules have changed so I think he will have a chance.
“I never said Boxing Day, I said Christmas. I’ll find out more later and we’ll see.
Jarrod Bowen leads the line in Antonio’s absence. The Hammers are again without Aaron Cresswell, who was injured late last month against Man City when he collided with the post.
With Vladimir Coufal back from suspension, it is likely that he will enter the squad directly from the right-back with Ben Johnson potentially to the left of the defense.
Of Cresswell’s injury, Moyes said: “It’s taking longer than expected.
” We miss him. He’s slipped into the post at Man City and he’s got a slight, I don’t know if you call him on his rib or his vertebrae, but he’s got something that’s wrong with him.
West Ham starting eleven (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Soucek; Vlasic, Benrahma, Fornals; Bowen
Submarines: Yarmolenko, Antonio, Lanzini, Areola, Noble, Fredericks, Johnson, Kral, Ashby.
When: Sunday December 26, 3:00 p.m.
West Ham team: Fabianski, Martin, Randolph, Areola, Diop, Dawson, Alese, Baptise, Ashby, Johnson, Coufal, Masuaku, Longelo, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Kral, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio, Perkins .
Injured: Ogbonna (knee), Zouma (hamstrings)
Doubts: Cresswell (back), Antonio (Covid)
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