Moyes reveals problem with Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of Chelsea

West Ham boss David Moyes has revealed what happened to Gianluca Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of the Chelsea clash.

West Ham fans were left in disgust when their new £35million striker Scamacca was not in the squad for the big game against Spurs in midweek.

It meant Michail Antonio was leading the line and he was unlucky not to score when he hit the post with a strike from outside the box in the first half.

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Antonio then created the equalizer in the 1-1 draw with a smart shot for Tomas Soucek in the second half.

Scamacca has whet the appetite of West Ham fans with goals in each of his European starts.

And the Italian striker also showed some nice touches against Aston Villa over the weekend.

Scamacca has been confirmed to be out of the squad to face Spurs due to illness.

Italian striker Scamacca is now a West Ham player. Photo: West Ham United FC

And it has left West Ham fans wondering if the striker will be available to face Chelsea in another major London derby this weekend.

Well, it looks like the player himself is sweating too.

Because West Ham boss Moyes has revealed what happened to Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of the Chelsea clash.

The Scot says his striker had a temperature and other issues as part of a viral infection he contracted.

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West Ham boss David Moyes reveals what happened to Gianluca Scamacca’s gums and throat ahead of Chelsea clash

And Moyes says antibiotics have yet to help with the disease, with Scamacca still suffering from symptoms.

“He was sick,” confirmed Moyes ahead of the weekend’s clash with Chelsea (Football.London).

“There’s a name for it where your gums and throat (hurt) and it’s had it since after the Aston Villa game.

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“He was not well and has not trained since. We hope the antibiotics might have worked, but they didn’t.

“Hopefully we’ll pick him up tomorrow and get him started, if his temperature went down, but he wasn’t well.”

All eyes will now be on West Ham training photos ahead of the trip to Chelsea to see if Scamacca is back with his teammates at Rush Green.


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