West Ham are likely to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League standings this season and should look to oversee a squad overhaul in the summer.
What’s the word?
That is according to talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor, who has focused in on the Hammers’ latest injury woes with Kurt Zouma and World Cup star Nayef Aguerd.
With Zouma set to be sidelined for a matter of months, Aguerd has suffered a “high-end grade one” injury according to injury expert Ben Dinnery and could be out until 2023.
On the latter, Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “It’s not good.
“Every club have injuries and you’ve just got to get through it.
“As well for West Ham, their squad of players have not been performing up to scratch. Their hopes of finishing in the European places are not going to happen, for me.
“I just think that there are better teams. This is the season where West Ham finishes 11th or 12th and look to let some players go in the summer.
“The defence has always been their problem with injuries and they will be hoping that nobody else gets injured.”
Tale of the season
Injury woes have been West Ham’s story of the season so far.
Particularly suffering in the defence, it’s been a case of constant stress for David Moyes, with the Hammers’ position in the table not helping matters by any stretch of the imagination.
Just one point separates the side from the drop zone, with chances and goals hard to come by.
The Irons’ defence has been their only strength in the Premier League this season, so these latest setbacks come as a major blow to Moyes and co.