West Ham fans see the positives in Yarmolenko’s big injury

West Ham United have a future on the horizon that does not feature Andriy Yarmolenko after the Ukranian suffered a ruptured achilles in the London derby with Tottenahm Hotspur on Saturday.

A ruptured achilles will usually rule a player out for the best part of six months, but the effects are more long lasting as it will take time before a return to peak capabilities is possible.

For West Ham, this possibly leaves the east London club looking at the remainder of the season without a player who has been key thus far since making his debut against Liverpool on the back of a £18million move from Borussia Dortmund.

Without the 6 foot 2 winger, Michail Antonio is the likely replacement on the right hand flank of Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Hammers fans, though, would rather see the Chilean adopt a two-striker formation and start second-half-substitute Javier Hernandez alongside Marko Arnautovic against Leicester City at the weekend, after showing promising signs in the pair’s half-hour together against Tottenham.