This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around the London Stadium.
David Moyes might have Michail Antonio available for selection at the weekend when West Ham face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Antonio, 30, has missed the Hammers’ last two matches with a hamstring injury but the London Evening Standard has reported that he’s recovered well during the international break and could be in Moyes’ squad on Sunday.
Before missing the defeat to Liverpool and win over Fulham, Antonio was substituted off in draws with Tottenham and Manchester City due to his injury niggling at him.
The ex-Sheffield Wednesday ace has shown earlier in his career that he can be prone to injuries – especially with his hamstrings.
We asked our panel of West Ham Super Fans to say whether they think that Antonio should return to Moyes’ starting line-up at Sheffield United this weekend or whether the forward should not be risked.
Here is what they had to say:
Andrew Bushell (@Andy_Bushy67)
Kevin Vince (@Kevinvince63)
Mark Smith (@ironworks68)
W. David Row (@wdavidrow)
Antonio is one of the most important players in West Ham’s squad so Moyes should really avoid risking him if he can.
However, if Antonio ends up being in the starting line-up on Sunday, then you must assume that’s because the medical team are completely sure he’s fit.
Sheffield United have had an awful start in Premier League with suggestions that the dreaded ‘second-season syndrome’ is in effect at Bramall Lane.
Sebastien Haller could be handed another opportunity to impress in South Yorkshire because the Frenchman still has a lot to prove since his record-smashing transfer to the London Stadium last year.
We want to see Haller come good but we also want to see the Hammers win comfortably against a team as out-of-sorts as the Blades.
In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie has reacted to the latest on Antonio’s recovery from injury.