Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has claimed that Felipe Anderson is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury, and could return for the Manchester City game this time next week.

The Brazilian has not played for the Hammers since January 10th because of a rib injury. And David Moyes will be desperate to have the 26-year-old back and available for selection as soon as possible.

Anderson has been nowhere near his best this season. But West Ham have still missed the South American nonetheless.

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Felipe Anderson (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Aside from Michail Antonio, the former Lazio man is arguably the only Hammers attacker with any kind of real pace and drive.

In 19 Premier League outings this season, the Brazilian has averaged three dribbles and 1.3 key passes per game (Who Scored).

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Felipe Anderson (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He also started to show glimpses of his best form in the two weeks leading up to his injury.

West Ham really need a fully fit and firing Felipe Anderson between now and the end of the season, if they are to avoid the drop.

 

He joined the Hammers in the summer of 2018 from Lazio for around £41.5 million (BBC). And it is time that he started proving that he is worth that fee.

And ExWHUemployee claimed on Twitter that the 26-year-old could be set for a return against City next Wednesday:

And West Ham fans will be praying that Anderson returns to action in the form of his life. Because the Hammers really need him right now.

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