According to a report from Football.London, West Ham have been handed a huge double boost ahead of their clash with Manchester City on Saturday, with Michail Antonio and Sebastien both fit and available for selection.

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Haller was absent from the Hammers squad for their clash with Tottenham on Sunday. Antonio, meanwhile, picked up a slight hamstring strain in north London.

Having neither the Frenchman nor the Englishman available for the clash with City would have been a total disaster.

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Sebastien Haller with Issa Diop and Michail Antonio (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

But it seems as though that won’t be the case.

Football.London claims that Haller and Antonio are both fit and raring to go, having both taken part in full training today.

The 30-year-old is West Ham’s undisputed number one striker at the moment. He has scored 11 goals in his last 16 Premier League games for the Hammers.

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Sebastien Haller celebrates with Michail Antonio (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Haller has barely been given a chance this season.


The 26-year-old has still scored five goals in seven games. But four of them came against lower league opposition.

The problem for Haller is that he is not suited to playing the lone striker role, whereas Antonio is built for it.

Nevertheless, having both available for Sunday will be a huge boost for David Moyes and West Ham.

It will provide the Scot with the option of playing the pair together if needed. And against a side as good as City, having a plan B is absolutely vital.

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