Date: 18th August 2019 at 8:30am
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West Ham full-back was not injured going into the Hammers’ 1-1 draw with Brighton on Saturday, and instead was dropped for tactical reasons,according to Football.London.

Arthur Masuaku came into the side ahead of the 29-year-old, who e endured a torrid afternoon in the 5-0 defeat to last weekend.

And it is understood that is omission was not related to any kind of injury, but rather his manager’s preference for his Congolese teammate.


It’s hardly a surprise that Creswell was dropped against Brighton, the defender had something of a horror show against Manchester City, and was given the runaround from first whistle to last. The 29-year-old managed just one tackle and one block against the champions, as per Whoscord, and looked entirely out of his depth for the vast majority of the match. Those , as bad as they are, also don’t convey just how often he was left standing by the pace of Kyle Walker. A change makes sense, therefore, and with Masuaku impressing towards the end of last season, there is certainly and argument that that left-back role is now the Congolese international’s to lose. If he cam put in a good performance or two over the next couple of weeks, then he really will have stolen a march on his teammate.