Date: 22nd August 2019 at 8:00am
Written by:

By Wayne Veysey

Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson are set to return to the West Ham team for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Watford, Football Insider understands.

The star duo had to sit out last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion through injury.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Haller (knee) and Anderson (thigh) are both back in training at the club’s Rush Green headquarters and in line to play in the weekend clash at Vicarage Road.

Manuel Pellegrini is looking for both players to go straight back into the starting XI despite being part of the side annihilated 5-0 by Manchester City on the opening day and then missing out as the team picked up their first point of the season.

Record signing Haller is yet to show what he can do but Pellegrini regards him as his first-choice spearhead ahead of Javier Hernandez, who scored the opener at Brighton.

Winger Anderson, who was replaced by Pablo Fornals last weekend, is also a key man in the Chilean’s plans after making a big impact in his debut campaign.

The Brazilian started 36 league matches among 40 appearances last season, scoring 10 goals and supplying five assists from his wide forward role.

West Ham will head to Watford looking for their first win of the season against a side who have lost both of their Premier League matches.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the club have submitted a £45million bid for an Italy international.