‘There is a good chance’ – Moyes says key player in contention for semi final slot

Kurt Zouma may make a comeback to West Ham’s matchday squad for their Conference League semi-final first leg clash against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night, as confirmed by David Moyes.

The central defender was substituted with Angelo Ogbonna in the recent 4-3 loss to Crystal Palace, and there were reports that he might not return this season.

David Moyes dismissed the rumors on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference by stating that Kurt Zouma is battling to regain fitness ahead of what is arguably the most crucial match of the season thus far. When questioned about the player’s condition, Moyes disclosed, “Kurt [Zouma] has had a day back.”

“He has just started back and we are just seeing how is ankle is. There is a good chance that tomorrow is too soon, but we will see how he is.”