Why is Marko Arnautovic not playing for West Ham against Chelsea?

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining tense 2 2 The Austrian picked up the injury against Arsenal a month ago REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Marko Arnautovic is set to miss West Ham United’s game with Chelsea with what is being described as a ‘minor knock’.The Hammers welcome the high-flying Blues to the London Stadium for their first derby of the season, live on talkSPORT from 1.30pm. REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card silverware Latest Premier League Newscenter_img no dice Arnautovic is replaced in the Hammers starting XI by Michail Antonio Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars While Eden Hazard does start for Chelsea, the Hammers will be without their talisman for the tantalising London derby because of a knee injury.The Austrian striker has been struggling with the knock since the defeat to Arsenal last month but, according to the club’s official website, the injury is not serious.A statement read: “Antonio replaces Marko Arnautovic, who misses out after picking up a minor injury in last weekend’s victory at Everton.It represents a huge blow for the Hammers, who desperately need his firepower against a side with a perfect Premier League record. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Since the start of the season, Arnautovic has been involved in 80% of the Hammers goals in the league (3 goals, 1 assist).In fact, only Mohamed Salah (23) has been involved in more Premier League goals since the start of the year in terms of goals and assists. Arnautovic has 16, more than Harry Kane and the aforementioned Hazard.last_img read more