West Ham United could without Michail Antonio yet again for their Premier League clash against Sheffield United on Monday.

The injury-prone forward missed out in the FA Cup defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford due to an issue with fatigue.

David Moyes admitted he was tracking Antonio daily, and that will likely continue over the weekend with his absence a real possibility at the London Stadium.

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Who could play there?

Jarrod Bowen and Andriy Yarmolenko both started against Manchester United, although neither managed to prove themselves massively – both being replaced.

The 24-year-old has only scored one and assisted one in his previous 11 outings in the Premier League, and Moyes will be demanding more.

Moving centrally could definitely help the attacker bring back his best form at the London Stadium, and what better chance than against the bottom side in the league?

Bowen has been shoehorned on the right-hand side, and that has seen his effect limited, as he hasn’t managed more than one shot in a single game in his last 10 appearances.

The winger can play across the front three, and with Sebastien Haller not being replaced, his versatility could become a real weapon for the Irons this season.

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Another option is clearly Jesse Lingard.

Being ineligible against Manchester United has given his more days rest since his stunning debut at Aston Villa, and he will be raring to go again.

Lingard’s two goals proved he can be a real threat in the final third, so he could definitely be in the running for that number nine role if it is left open.

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