ExWHUemployee has suggested that West Ham could have a key player back for our Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham on Wednesday night.
The Hammers have a huge task on our hands if we are to progress through to the semi-finals against Tottenham.
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Spurs look completely rejuvenated having had two weeks off due to numerous positive Covid tests amongst players and staff.
The Hammers have been flying high this season and we are currently sitting above Tottenham in the Premier League table.
We are also through to the last 16 of the Europa League whilst Spurs have just been thrown out of Europa after UEFA confirmed that they forfeited their game against Rennes.
Tottenham look like a totally different prospect under Antonio Conte, however. And it may well be a tough night for West Ham in north London on Wednesday.
It appears as though there is some good news for the Hammers fans to digest though.
West Ham handed boost ahead of Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham
According to ExWHUemployee, Ben Johnson is well ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury.
Ex told the West Ham Way podcast:
“I have some good news, I think Ben Johnson and Kurt Zouma are both ahead of schedule…to the point that I think Johnson might be available for the Spurs game…he’s massively ahead of schedule. He’s touch and go. He was given two-four weeks, he’s ahead of schedule and there’s talk that he could be involved against Spurs. Watch this space, we shall see.”
Johnson has been absolutely superb for West Ham this season.
The 21-year-old has come on leaps and bounds under Moyes, so much so that when he suffered a hamstring injury against Chelsea just over two weeks ago, it was considered to be a really big blow for the Hammers.
Having him back and available for selection against Tottenham would be a massive boost for West Ham.
As Ex says though, it’s far from certain that he will play. In fact, having been out for over two weeks, it is highly unlikely that he will start, even if he is deemed fit.
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Either way, having Johnson back and involved in first-team training is very good news for West Ham nonetheless.