West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that forward Michail Antonio is closing in on a first-team comeback after returning to the training pitch. However, the 30-year-old is unlikely to feature against Brighton as he builds up his fitness after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Manuel Lanzini has also sustained a hamstring injury so the Argentinian midfielder is also a major doubt for the game tomorrow afternoon, while Arthur Masuaku remains out of contention after undergoing knee surgery.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To face Brighton:
Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Fornals, Rice, Bowen, Haller, Benrahma
Seagulls boss Graham Potter is sweating over the fitness of Tariq Lamptey who has a minor hamstring injury. Jose Izquierdo (thigh) and Florin Andone (knee) have both been ruled out for the game.
Brighton’s Predicted XI:
Sanchez, Veltman, White, Dunk, Webster, March, Bissouma, Gross, Trossard, Connelly, Maupay
The bookmakers have surprisingly only made the Hammers slight favourites for this match, with 888 Sport pricing them at 11/8 for the win. A draw is 12/5 with William Hill while a Brighton victory is 11/5 at Paddy Power.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to West Ham