Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Javier Hernandez still a week or two away from return - David Moyes

Javier Hernandez still a week or two away from return - David Moyes

The odds compilers, though, are anticipating that the Hammers will find the going tough in this game; indeed, Betfair Sportsbook offer 12/5 (3.40) that Moyes' reign as West Ham boss begins with victory, while the same firm go 13/5 (3.60) that the visitors pick up a precious point.

"Winston Reid will be the last one back today and in a ideal world we maybe wouldn't use him on Sunday", Moyes said.

West Ham defenders José Fonte, James Collins, Sam Byram and Michail Antonio were all expected to be unavailable through injury.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is still a week or two away from returning to action for West Ham, according to manager David Moyes.

But he was in bullish form, saying: "I've not got any time for any nonsense".

"I could talk about the old days or I could talk about the future", Moyes said on Friday. "I could talk about winning Manager of the Year three times in a row".

"Now it's time to talk about what's coming next".

Watford, though, have been beaten in each of their last three matches, including just before the worldwide break when they surrendered a 2-0 lead before missing a stoppage time penalty kick that would have secured a point in a 3-2 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park. "I've got Watford. And I've got to try and get a team ready and prepared, who can put on a show and get us a result".

Earlier this season West Ham players were revealed to have made the fewest sprints and run the fewest miles of any Premier League team.

The Hammers signed Arnautovic, 28, from Premier League rivals Stoke City in the summer for a fee that could reach £25m.

"I think it's only when we get him back running again we will know if it's going to be a bit longer or if it's going to be fine". I thought he looked like the sort of player you would never be keen to play against, if you're a right full-back because of his power and strength and what he can do.

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