By Dominic Toner
West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed that Andre Ayew could make a return to the side on Wednesday.
The Hammers host their London rivals Chelsea in the EFL Cup fourth-round and manager Slaven Bilic could be handed a major selection boost.
Ayew has been sidelined since the opening day of the Premier League after tearing his groin in the league encounter with Chelsea.
The 26-year-old suffered a nightmare debut at the club and was forced off in the first-half, but could be about to make his second appearance for West Ham.
Gold has explained that the attacker may be included in the squad for Chelsea for the first time since his injury blow.
“Andre Ayew looks set to return to the West Ham squad for the first time since suffering a groin injury. Welcome back Andre,” Gold wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Andre Ayew looks set to return to the West Ham squad for the first time since suffering a groin injury. Welcome back Andre. dg pic.twitter.com/MFQttzLz9m
— David Gold (@davidgold) October 26, 2016
Ayew moved to East London this summer for a club-record £20million after starring in a mediocre Swansea side last season.
The Ghanian international was expected to play a big part in the current campaign, but he has been left frustrated on the sidelines.
He was initially not expected to return from injury until January and has enjoyed a speedy recovery.
The attacker made 35 appearances for the Welsh club in all competitions, scoring 12 goals and supplying five assists.
Bilic’s side have endured a difficult start to the season and fellow new signing Simone Zaza has struggled to adjust to English football.
They have picked up some form recently and are unbeaten in their last three league games, winning against Sunderland and Crystal Palace 1-0.
In other West Ham team news, a Sky Sports pundit has predicted the outcome of the club’s match against Chelsea.