The 27-year-old hasn’t played competitively since before Christmas when he underwent knee surgery to fix a long-standing issue.
Despite not necessarily being a regular starter under David Moyes, the Congolese star offers additional versatility with his defensive and attacking capabilities.
There were also minutes for Andriy Yarmolenko who has been suffering from a knee problem since West Ham’s FA defeat.
Certainly a fan favourite, these members of the Hammers faithful have given their reactions on Twitter…
— joe little #GSBOUT⚒ (@joelitt78828048) March 19, 2021
— ⚒⚒BATESY⚒⚒ (@hammers_dave) March 19, 2021
— Joe (@BoulcottJoe) March 19, 2021
Great to see Masaku and Yarmolenko back https://t.co/cCk34WgFnK
— RTFCKitman94 (@Boy94Tommy) March 19, 2021