New £38million signing Mohammed Kudus, who joined from Ajax this summer, scored on his first start for the club against TSC is on the bench.
Manager David Moyes revealed that Aaron Cresswell felt a slight pull in his hamstring against TSC, explaining why he was substituted at half-time. But Emerson, who replaced Cresswell, would most likely have returned to the first XI this weekend anyway.
“Jarrod Bowen has had a virus so we’ll need to see how he is”, Moyes said. “I’m hoping he’ll be OK. I’ll check him. He’s not trained this week, nothing at all, so I need to see how he is.
“Aaron Cresswell felt his hamstring last night so we’ll see how he is today, but otherwise we’re okay.”
Besides Bowen and Cresswell’s respective races to be fit, West Ham have a clean bill of health with every other player available for selection. Edson Alvarez is back in the fold after his Europa League suspension that was carried over from last season.
Doubts: Cresswell, Bowen
Time and date: 2pm, Sunday September 24, 2023