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Anderson provides Hammers with timely boost

2nd April 2019, 16:56 by Tom McGarry

West Ham have received an injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Chelsea as Felipe Anderson has returned to training.

The Brazil international had been an ever-present for the Hammers this season, but he was forced to miss his first top-flight match of the campaign against Everton last time out after picking up an ankle problem during last month's international break.

West Ham certainly missed the 25-year-old's quality during that match, as Everton claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory, but following that game boss Manuel Pellegrini was confident the former Lazio ace would not be sidelined for too long.

That appears to have proven accurate, as Anderson took to social media on Tuesday to confirm his return to first-team training.

It is not yet clear whether Anderson took a full part in training or not, but the news will come as a boost to Hammers supporters ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge to take on London rivals Chelsea on Monday night.

Pellegrini will also be hoping to have Samir Nasri and Ryan Fredericks available for that match after they also missed the defeat to Everton with a calf problem and a knock respectively.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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