West Ham United have been handed a triple fitness boost ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on Monday night.
As reported on the club’s official website, the trio of Felipe Anderson, Samir Nasri and Ryan Fredericks have all returned to training this week and could be in line to play against the Blues.
The three players were absent for the Hammers during last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Everton at the London Stadium, but West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping their return will be a big boost for his team.
He said via the club’s official website:
“Felipe Anderson is ok. He couldn’t play the last game, and also Samir Nasri has worked today with the squad.
“Ryan Fredericks was injured for the last game too and he couldn’t play, but he’s ok too so we have some news [on those three players].
“We played with eight players out injured last week. It’s too much of a disadvantage for our squad to play without Nasri, without Wilshere, without Yarmolenko, without Felipe Anderson. The playmakers, and of course any squad or any team would feel missing those players.”
West Ham United currently sit in 11th spot in the table with 42 points, and a win at the Stamford Bridge would see the Hammers leapfrog Leicester City and Everton into ninth position, should they both fail to win this weekend.
It will be far from easy for the Hammers, however, with Chelsea desperate for all three points for very different reasons, as the battle for the top four continues to rumble on.