Michail Antonio is making good progress in his recovery after the West Ham attacker suffered a hamstring injury in August, according to Claret & Hugh.
The news outlet claims that Antonio, 29, was originally scheduled to return to full fitness in December but it is now understood that he could be in line to play in November.
Claret & Hugh reports that Antonio may be in the squad to play against fierce London rivals Tottenham on November 23, or failing that, the following clash which is against Chelsea on November 30.
It is great to see that Antonio is on his way back to full fitness because he was in good form for West Ham before his hamstring injury. Antonio was forced off the field in the Carabao Cup win against Newport County in August, meaning he has only made four appearances across all competitions so far this season. Luckily for Manuel Pellegrini, Andriy Yarmolenko has been in good goalscoring form during Antonio’s absence with the Ukraine international scoring three goals in his last five Premier League outings. No one played particularly well against Crystal Palace at the weekend so hopefully that is just a blip in what is otherwise going to be a good season for West Ham. But Pellegrini could do with all of his first-team players fit and raring to go whenever they’re needed so this update on Antonio is certainly good news. Antonio can also play as a striker, which helps the current situation as Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti are all Pellegrini has to choose from in that area.