West Ham boss Moyes gives opinion on Wilder and Sheffield United

Ruben Hill
November 22, 2020

Follow all the action as Sheffield United host West Ham in the Premier League this afternoon.

They are two teams in contrasting form, despite a relatively similar run of games.

In their first eight matches, both have already played last season's top two - Liverpool and Manchester City. They have also both faced Arsenal, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

McBurnie beat Fabianski in the 75th minute, but his left-foot shot hit the crossbar as West Ham hung on for a win that moves them to eighth place on 14 points.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Moyes revealed Antonio had returned to training but admitted he was uncertain whether the forward would be ready to take on the Blades on Sunday.

"The last thing you want to do with any player with a hamstring injury is to take a risk but when you're talking about somebody who's as vital to West Ham as he is, you definitely don't want to do that", Bent told Football Insider.

The Blades have certainly battled with injury problems so far this term.

Chris Wilder will be without Lys Mousset and John Fleck, whilst Rhian Brewster, Enda Stevens and John Egan are all doubtful and Ethan Ampadu faces a late fitness test. Only two teams in the past have stayed up after taking one point from their first eight matches.

If the Blades are to become the third, then they need to be targeting three points against West Ham.

The former Nottingham Forest star missed the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and the 1-0 win over Fulham before the worldwide break.

There is a surprising defensive solidity about West Ham this season, with the three clean sheets to their name nearly half as many as the seven they kept in the whole of the 2019-20 campaign.

No more excuses - it's time to start winning, or relegation starts to become a very real prospect.

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