Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Andy Carroll could feature against Stoke City

Andy Carroll could feature against Stoke City

The Potters (6-9-18) now sit in 19th place on 27 points, six points from safety heading into Monday's pivotal clash against West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium.

Stoke have lost just one of their last nine Premier League games against the Hammers (W3 D5), though it was in the reverse fixture back in December (0-3). We will make a decision if it is game for both of them or one of them'.

Stoke City defender Bruno Martins Indi says Monday's trip to West Ham is a "massive" game for the club.

"I think they will be pleased with the performance of the team and getting something out of the game".

However German newspaper Bild report this way has attracted curiosity from Premier League golf equipment Everton and West Ham.

West Ham boss David Moyes will not want to lose the versatile 24-year-old but it appears he is attracting plenty of admiring looks already.

The Irons are unbeaten in their last two matches, and Moyes has urged his charges to finish strong.

"We know that Monday is a massive (game) for all of us, we're going there to win".

Masuaku has proven himself able to thrive in the Premier League, but as mentioned before, we struggle to understand why we would be prepared to part with such a high-figure for a player who we don't really need.

It's a cup final for Stoke, a game they have to win to have a chance of staying up. Moyes has tended to favour Marko Arnautovic as a lone forward. We know how good he can be and what he can bring us so the sooner we get him back, the better.

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is likely to settle for a place on the bench once more despite emerging from the dugout to score a crucial equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea last weekend.

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