Lucas comes back to face Newcastle
Friday, 01 de March del 2019
The Spanish striker has been called to play against the team led by Rafa Benítez on Saturday (17:30, local time) after several games without opportunities.
West Ham faces the 29th day of the Premier League after being defeated against Manchester City (1-0), but with the intention of giving a joy to the fans. The Londoners will play against a team they already defeated in the first meeting of the season.
It won't be easy for the Hammers; Newcastle has changed several thing since the first match. The Magpies did not have a good start, but they have came back step by step and they got two wins in a row. Only five points separate Newcastle and West Ham.
It will be important to get a win: the Hammers could seal the permanence and try to fight for highest positions. Arnautovic, Crosswell and Masuaku have recovered and Lucas Pérez was also called by the Chilean coach after several matches without playing.
Despite of the lack of activity, the Galician striker keeps his good numbers: he is averaging a gol every 123 minutes, the most effective West Ham player.