According to a report from the Mirror, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko could be set to return from injury for West Ham’s clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night.
The Hammers are in real trouble at the moment. David Moyes’s men sit in 18th spot in the Premier League table, one point adrift of safety.
They have some tremendously difficult games coming up. So having some of their key players back will be a huge boost for them.
And the Mirror claims that is exactly what could happen, with Anderson and Yarmolenko nearing a return.
The Brazilian has been out since January 10th, after injuring his back against Sheffield United. The Ukrainian, meanwhile, hasn’t played for West Ham since December 14th after suffering a tear in his abductor muscle.
In truth, neither player has been anywhere near their best this season. But when fit, they are both capable of making a massive difference for the Hammers.
Anderson has real pace and when he is on song, drives at opposing defenders with real menace and intent.
Yarmolenko, meanwhile, has a certain kind of guile and know-how in the final third, and is incredibly dangerous when cutting inside onto his left foot.
Sure, neither player has shown enough this season. But if they return and hit the ground running, West Ham will have a great chance of avoiding the drop this season.