West Ham will have to play their next three games without right-back Sam Byram due to a combination of a two-game suspension and him being cup-tied.

The defender picked up his 10th yellow card of the season during the 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the weekend, which means he’s unavailable for the upcoming Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

Meanwhile, having already played for Leeds United in the FA Cup earlier this year, Byram is ineligible for the cup tie with Manchester United.

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Seven of the yellow cards that the youngster has picked up this season came when he was playing at Leeds but they carry over even when a player makes a transfer, so the suspension still stands.

James Tomkins and Joey O’Brien are still out with injuries so the goalscorer from the weekend, Michail Antonio, may be forced to play at right-back as he did in the 5-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers, which could lead to Victor Moses getting a run in the side on the right-wing.