West Ham: Ex drops Ben Johnson update

ExWHUemployee has dropped a promising update on injuries related to West Ham United right-back Ben Johnson.

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In recent comments made on The West Ham Way podcast, the club source revealed that despite missing the Hammers’ recent 2-1 win over Everton due to a strained hamstring, the 21-year-old could be in line for a comeback. to David Moyes’ matchday squad for Olympique Lyon’s visit in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Regarding the current condition of the England U21 international, Ex said: “Ben Johnson felt his hamstring a bit when he played for England U21 and trained on Friday and Saturday. But, at the end of practice, he talked to Moyes and told him that he was feeling a bit tight. Hopefully he will be available to start the Lyon game.”

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Moyes will be buzzing

Considering how impressive Johnson has been for West Ham this campaign, the news that the right-back’s injury is nothing serious, as well as Ex’s claim that the 21-year-old could return to West Ham action first team in what is arguably the Hammers’ biggest game of the season this Thursday, sure to have Moyes pumped.

Indeed, in his 16 Premier League appearances this term, the £8.1m-valued defender has excelled on the right of the Irons’ backline, scoring a goal, creating a big chance and helping his team to keep three clean sheets, in addition to making an average of 1.3 interceptions, 1.8 tackles, 2.5 clearances and 3.2 wins in duels -with a success rate of 53%- per game.

These returns have seen the £19k-per-week dynamo average a very impressive SofaScore match rating of 6.90, ranking him as West Ham’s best-performing right-back, ahead of Vladimir Coufal and Ryan Fredericks, as well as 11th best of the club. player in general.


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However, it was in the 2-1 aggregate win over Sevilla that Johnson really caught the eye, with a total of seven clearances, six tackles and two key passes, as well as blocking three shots, by the 21-year-old. years. nine duels and completing 66 passes in the two matches: using these metrics, the right-back earned a rather remarkable SofaScore rating of 7.4 in each encounter.

As such, if the England youth international were fit to face Lyon on Thursday night, it is clear to all that this would be a huge boost to West Ham’s chances of taking the lead at Parc Olympique Lyonnais on 14 December. April. a result that would represent a major step forward in the Hammers’ hopes of securing a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

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