Tanguy Ndombele, Houssem Aouar & Antony Lopes doubts to face West Ham

12 April 2022 08:35

Lyon could be without three key players when they take on West Ham in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.

The Hammers head to France with it all to play for after a 1-1 draw in the first leg at London Stadium, with Tanguy Ndombele canceling out Jarrod Bowen's opener for the ten-man hosts.

But Tottenham loanee Ndombele is one of three men that Lyon manager Peter Bosz may not be able to call upon this time around.

L'Equipe report that Ndombele, midfielder partner Houssem Aouar and starting goalkeeper Antony Lopes have not yet returned to training after they were all substituted with injury in Sunday's 1-1 draw away at Strasbourg.

Maxence Caqueret is also expected to miss out with a knee injury, though there is hope that Thiago Mendes could recover from a knock in time to boost their flailing midfield numbers.

West Ham head into the return leg with their own injury concerns. Craig Dawson aggravated a nose injury in Sunday's defeat at Brentford, while Kurt Zouma was withdrawn midway through the first half of that loss with an ankle problem. It has since been confirmed by the club that Zouma will indeed miss out.

In addition, Aaron Cresswell is suspended after he was shown a straight red card for a last-man challenge on Moussa Dembele in the first leg.

Source: 90min