ichail Antonio has withdrawn from the Jamaican squad for this international meeting citing logistical issues meaning he was spared a long distance trip and should be fresh for today’s trip to Everton .
It’s a boost for David Moyes, who is set to stick with his loyal West Ham regulars as he begins to juggle a series of busy encounters.
Today’s match at Goodison Park kicks off an intense series of matches, which includes visits to Genk, Tottenham and Manchester City – as well as an away game at Aston Villa – ahead of the end of the month.
Nine players have started all seven of the Hammers’ Premier League games so far, with Antonio failing to make ten due to a one-match ban last month.
Moyes was tight-lipped on the state in which his players returned from their international duties, but could name an unchanged XI after the loss to Brentford last time around.
“We’re probably like everyone else,” Moyes confirmed on Friday. “We probably have one or two injuries, one or two people coming back from international service that we need to take care of.
“Looks like this international break has taken its toll on a lot of people, and we’re no different.
” If I had [any confirmed players missing], I probably wouldn’t tell you anyway! We might have people who are not available.
West Ham predicted XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antoine.