Southampton v West Ham injury news as four ruled out and four doubts

A look at the latest injury news surrounding West Ham United and Southampton ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash.

West Ham United are back in action on Sunday when they face Southampton.

It has been a tricky start to the season for David Moyes’ men, but back-to-back wins have them climbing up the Premier League table. The Hammers defeated Fulham last week, building on a home win over Wolves.

West Ham have also won twice in the Conference League during that time, defeating Anderlecht twice to secure passage to the next round. This weekend, the Hammers take on Southampton, who have struggled so far, picking up just seven points from nine games.

The Saints are currently just one point above the drop zone, and they head into this one on the back of four straight defeats. Ahead of the trip to St Mary’s, West Ham are hoping to get Michail Antonio and Kurt Zouma back.

“[Michail] Antonio is a little bit better, Kurt [Zouma] felt a bit of the sniffles, so we will have to see how he is as well,” Moyes said on Thursday. “I’ve not had the chance to see him this morning. Hopefully, they will have a chance.”

Meanwhile, Thilo Kehrer will be fit, with Moyes adding: “The Thilo [Kehrer] situation is probably more of a precaution more than anything. We hope he’s going to be fine, we expect him to be okay.” Maxwel Cornet is a confirmed absentee, while Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna are fresh doubts after picking up knocks on Thursday.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has also provided an update on his side’s injury situation heading into this one. The Saints boss said: “We have only Moussa [Djenepo] out with illness. He was not training all week and the rest of the team, apart from Romeo [Lavia], who will maybe start with the team next week and Tino [Livramento] who is still out, the rest are all fit.”