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How will West Ham do without Mohammed Kudus?

The winger has just joined up with his Ghanaian teammates to kick start their AFCON campaign. Their first game will be on the 14th January against Cape Verde.

Kudus signed for £38 million for the Hammer’s back in the summers transfer window and he has scored 11 and assisted 1 so far. His linkup play with Lucas Paqueta and Jarrod Bowen is one of the main reasons West Ham have done as well as they have so far this season.

West Ham will play 5 more games until Kudus is expected to return, these games are Bristol City in the FA Cup, Sheffield United, Bournemouth, Manchester United and Arsenal. The winger will only miss the Arsenal game if Ghana reach the final and possible semi final if he is given a week’s break. The Hammer’s fans will be selfishly hoping Ghana don’t get to the last stages as they will want their main man back for the London derby.

One positive for the Hammer’s is the Ghanaian isn’t going to miss any of their European games in which they will try and go and get back to back trophies.

David Moyes’ side drew 0 - 0 against Brighton and Hive Albion which in the first game that the winger has missed, they are currently sat 6th in the table, 3 points above Brighton.

A positive for the Hammer’s is that it is the winter transfer window in which they can look to sign a player to replace him. But due to Kudus always being a starter for them, the player coming in will know he will be expected to be on the bench a lot when the winger returns to the club.

Ghana are expected to reach at least the semi finals of the competition which means Kudus will be away for around 5 weeks, plus potentially getting a weeks break after. If he manages to reach the final he would have also played at least 7 games in a small time which means his fitness levels may not be as high as Moyes would have liked when he comes back to join the Hammer’s.

How well do you think the Hammer’s will do without their star winger?

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