West Ham fans will be delighted to see Michail Antonio and two goalkeepers heavily involved in first-team training.
The Hammers are on a dismal run of form and remain winless since September. With just one place separating West Ham from the drop zone, Manuel Pellegrini needs a saviour from somewhere.
Antonio could be the man to save West Ham. He changed the game when he came on for West Ham against Tottenham Hotspur but there was too much for him to do on his own.
Now he is fully back fit, the 29-year-old offers West Ham a new outlet. He is quick, he is powerful and he is direct. West Ham have been lacking all of those qualities in recent weeks.
Here he is, pictured doing his push-ups ahead of the clash with Chelsea. Antonio will play a major role in trying to lift West Ham out of their current slump.
Roberto has been atrocious recently and he needs to be replaced. David Martin has been West Ham’s third-choice stopper this season and he seems like the natural successor in this role.
With Roberto at fault for several goals already, Pellegrini knows he’s under pressure to use his third-choice goalkeeper. Martin, 33, is pictured working with the senior Hammers players ahead of a potential promotion.
Alternatively, Pellegrini might look at academy goalkeeper Joseph Anang. The 19-year-old was not playing for the U23s on Wednesday night and he has been training with the first-team instead.
This could be a major opportunity for Anang, who could benefit from Lukasz Fabianski’s injury, Roberto’s form and Nathan Trott being out on loan. He’s pictured looking serious as he gets down to work with the Irons first-team.