West Ham fans love nothing more than getting one over bitter rivals, Chelsea. The Hammers has had to loom at Chelsea over the years with envious glances, and the hatred attained newer heights after Frank Lampard swapped sides, and went to become perhaps the greatest player in Chelsea’s history.
The Olympic stadium hosts the game between both sides this weekend, with West Ham knowing that a win could put a temporary halt to their rivals’ title ambitions, and also advancing their ascent up the Premier League table. Speaking after the game, Clubcall said:
“The guys from the medical department have told me he’s going to start training Tuesday or Wednesday,” said the Hammers manager.
“He ran on Friday and Saturday morning with no negative reaction, so hopefully. Me and my medical department are fighting. They say Wednesday, I say Tuesday.
“Then hopefully four or five days of training, that is always enough for Andy to shine in the next game. So hopefully he is going to be able to play against Chelsea.” he added.
With this crucial game in sight, West Ham have been boosted by the imminent return of striker, Andy Carroll to full fitness. The 28-year-old, who has scored 4 goals in last 4 matches missed last weekend’s 1-1 draw away at Watford.
Chelsea have lost at the Olympic Stadium already this season, a 2-1 defeat in the EFL Cup earlier in the season, in the midst of a 13-match winning streak, meaning that the coming game has impact on the fortunes of both teams.
Troy Deeney had put The Hornets ahead in the match at Vicarage Road, before substitute, Andre Ayew came off the bench to net the equalizer.