Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller have been given an 80 per cent chance of being able to play in West Ham’s clash against Watford at Vicarage Road next week, according to Claret & Hugh.
The reliable Irons news website claims that a source told them by phone that the two players should be able to face the out-of-form Hornets, who have lost their opening two matches of the Premier League season without scoring a single goal.
Anderson and Haller both missed the 1-1 draw at Brighton on Saturday.
It is understood Haller has a swollen knee and Anderson has a dead leg, but both should recover in time for the trip to Vicarage Road next Saturday.
West Ham, like most of their recent seasons in the Premier League, have had a slow start and have suffered with injuries to some of their key players. Haller, Anderson and Mark Noble all missed out against Brighton and you could tell that had an impact on the team as they struggled to their 1-1 draw on the south coast. Watford are vulnerable at the moment and knowing the way that they have got through managers in the past, there’s a chance that there could be some pressure building on Javi Gracia to get a result against the Hammers next weekend. He would have stood a better chance of relieving that pressure if West Ham were without key players like Anderson and Haller, but now, it would seem like Manuel Pellegrini might be travelling to Watford with his best attackers available for selection. Hopefully this boost can lead to the Irons earning their first win of the season.