Sevilla are facing something of an injury crisis ahead of their upcoming clash with West Ham in the Europa League.

The Spanish side were drawn to face David Moyes’ side in the draw for the last 16 of the competition last week, with the first leg at the Sanchez Pizjuan set for March 10th.

The clash between the two sides is one of the more high profile games in the draw, with Sevilla chief Monchi having already admitted that his side were unlucky to get West Ham, who are currently competing for a place in the top four of the Premier League.

He knows his side will have to be at their best if they are to progress in the competition, but things have been made harder on that front.

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Marca explain that the Spanish side are undergoing something of an injury crisis, with ‘significant absentees’ for tomorrow’s clash with Alaves.

Diego Carlos, Fernando, Papu Gomez and Montiel have all joined the injury list for that game, which already included absentees such as Javi Diaz, Luismi, Carmona, Juanlu, Nacho Quintana, Kike Salas and Ivan Romero.

It’s something manager Julen Lopetegui has admitted he is concerned by, stating “we will have too many absentees, much more than we would logically like” ahead of the game.

There is a positive note as Jules Kounde and Lucas Ocampos have returned from suspension, but that does not cover up the hole in the squad.

While the Sevilla boss is ‘confident’ of getting players back as soon as possible, it remains to be seen how many will return before that clash with West Ham next Thursday.

They’re already struggling as it is, and any more injuries, or not enough of those players returning from their ailments, and things could be even more tricky against the Hammers.