West Ham United would have been confident heading into Saturday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur due to their current form.
However, the encounter at the London Stadium ended in disappointment as they were undone by single goal from Erik Lamela.
On top of that, Andriy Yarmolenko was stretchered off just before half-time with an Achilles injury.
Now, widespread reports, including one from The Independent, state that the winger is likely to be on the sidelines for six months as he ruptured the tendon.
The news will come as a big blow to the Hammers, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats in the top flight.
What it does mean, though, is that a fringe player will have the opportunity to break into the first team.
The likely options for manager Manuel Pellegrini will be Robert Snodgrass, Michail Antonio and young talent Grady Diangana.
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