Friday, September 21, 2018

Will Marko Arnautovic play against Chelsea? Pellegrini says player doubtful

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that striker Marko Arnautovic is a doubt for their upcoming London derby clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

Arnautovic has been West Ham's best player in the last year, and was substituted midway through the second half after scoring in the Hammers' 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park. He was replaced by Michail Antonio, and Pellegrini has said that the Austrian has picked up a "problem behind his knee"

With Javier Hernandez ill and Lucas Perez having little playing time, the Hammers will be hoping that Arnautovic is passed fit for this game. The 29 year old scored the only goal in this fixture when West Ham upset Chelsea at the London Stadium in December 2017.
Chelsea have won their first five games of the season under Maurizio Sarri. West Ham, on the other hand, lost their opening four before claiming their first points of the season against the Toffees last weekend.

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