West Ham United have been hit with the news that Andriy Yarmolenko will spend the next six months on the sidelines after undergoing Achilles surgery.
Yarmolenko picked up the injury in West Ham’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, and it is a big blow for the Hammers.
Head coach Manuel Pellegrini appears to have settled on a system in recent weeks, with Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson playing wide of Marko Arnautovic in the final third of the field.
However, the West Ham fans feel that Yarmolenko’s injury could force Pellegrini into a re-think, with a switch to a 4-3-1-2 potentially allowing Javier Hernandez, who has recovered from illness, to return to the starting XI.
Only time will tell, and we will have a better indication of Pellegrini’s plans when West Ham travel to Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend.
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A number of the West Ham supporters are clear what they want to happen, however, and it includes Hernandez being handed a spot in the starting XI.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s fans can be seen below:
I Reckon Pellegrini will start Hernandez in place of Yarmolenko and go 4-3-1-2 with Anderson in the NO10
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) October 23, 2018
It’s a change that needs to happen though
— Lucas (@lucasnaz25) October 23, 2018
Would love this tbh
— Dylan (@didsofire) October 23, 2018
I hope this happens
— Phil Wilson (@PhilWilson1986) October 23, 2018
Yeah I think this could work… the midfield 3 need to be strong for this tho
— Rob almeroth (@almo_9) October 24, 2018
Definitely what we should do in my opinion
— J?E (@whxfcjoe) October 23, 2018
— Chicha??⚽️ (@ch17_chicharito) October 23, 2018