West Ham United face a crunch game against Watford on Friday night knowing a win could keep them up.
If Bournemouth lose to Manchester City on Wednesday and Aston Villa don’t beat Everton on Thursday, a West Ham win over the Hornets all but guarantees safety given their vastly superior goal difference.
If results don’t go their way and West Ham lose then suddenly the east Londoners will find themselves in a world of trouble with a trip to Manchester United next.
Watford clash could become the £120m game for West Ham
A potential shootout between West Ham and Watford is akin to a Championship play-off final, dubbed the £120 million game due to the huge sum of money on offer from the TV deal just for being in the top flight.
West Ham will need to reproduce the kind of performance that saw them win 4-0 at Norwich last time out.
The more David Moyes has at his disposal the better.
And £40 million midfielder Felipe Anderson may have just hinted he will be back for the big game.
Anderson back in training and available for Hornets?
The Brazilian has struggled as part of a struggling team in his second season at West Ham.
Anderson picked up a hamstring injury in the warm-up before West Ham’s win over Chelsea.
And he has missed the subsequent games against Newcastle, Burnley and Norwich.
But taking to social media on Monday, Anderson appeared to suggest he was back.
“Feeling blessed,” Anderson wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of him on his way out to training in his kit.
Feeling blessed 🙌🏽⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/VIUrgfQUTj
— Felipe Anderson (@F_Andersoon) July 13, 2020
Anderson’s post received a mixed response from some West Ham fans on Twitter.
Many were encouraged by his return ahead of such a huge game against Watford.
Some West Ham fans call for Brazilian to start performing
Others called on the attacker to work harder and start performing.
Anderson was a sensation in his first season, scoring 10 goals and making many more.
This season he has one goal and four assists with an average match rating of 7/10 (WhoScored.com).
But the 27-year-old could go a long way to paying back his big transfer fee with some timely performances, starting against Watford on Friday night.