West Ham United will be without Javier Hernandez for Saturday’s critical Premier League game against Leicester City, with the striker dropping out of the Hammers squad with a knee injury.

The Hammers travel to face the Foxes just three points adrift of the relegation zone and defeat would lead to a nervy end of the season for David Moyes’ men.

West Ham look set to be without Hernandez, who reliable source ExWHUemployee suggests has picked up a knee complaint and has not travelled with the Irons squad.

The 29-year-old came off the bench in the Hammers’ 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last time out but looks set to sit out the clash with Leicester.

Marko Arnautovic is most likely to lead the West Ham line against Claude Puel’s men but Chicharito’s injury may well create an opportunity for Andy Carroll from the bench.

Hernandez’s summer capture created excitement in the Hammers ranks but the lethal centre forward has struggled to make an impression at the London Stadium.

The Mexican has scored eight Premier League goals this season but Arnautovic’s excellent form has led to him being used from the bench under Moyes.

Whether Hernandez stays at West Ham in the summer remains to be seen, with the London club surely set to shake-up their attacking options in the transfer market.