The full-back, who played a crucial role in David Moyes’ rise in east London, collided with a post at Etihad Stadium while sliding to block a shot and was unable to continue despite a processing.
Moyes took his players to London Stadium for practice on Tuesday and Cresswell was involved, although the Hammers boss will have to make a late appeal to see if he’s fit enough to start against the Seagulls, especially with the visit from Chelsea on Saturday.
“We have some doubt about Aaron Cresswell, but he’s out today, so we hope he’s not too bad,” Moyes said. “We’ll see how he is. “
Vladimir Coufal, who saw his right-back spot occupied by Ben Johnson, replaced Cresswell on the left at Manchester City. However, Johnson’s versatility could see him move to the left of the four defenders and Coufal come in to the side for his first league start since losing to Brentford in early October.
West Ham predicted XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Dawson, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antoine.
Dated: Wednesday December 1, 2021. 7:30 p.m., Amazon Prime Video.
West Ham team: Fabianski, Martin, Randolph, Areola, Diop, Dawson, Zouma, Baptise, Coufal, Johnson, Ferdericks, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Kral, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.