By Harvey Byrne
West Ham fans were happy on Twitter after summer signing Andre Ayew was named on the bench against Chelsea.
The two London rivals are set to meet at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Slaven Bilic has opted for a strong side with Darren Randolph and Aaron Cresswell the only changes coming in for Adrian and Simone Zaza.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 26, 2016
Ayew, 26, was named on the club’s bench after picking up an injury in the season opener against Chelsea, which has kept him out of the team until tonight.
Fans were left happy on social media following the inclusion of the Ghana international, with many keen to see what the summer signing can bring to the club.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Ayew scored for Swansea on his PL debut for them last season. He didn't get a proper run out last time. Hope he does now at the LS. COYI!
— Zaman Siddiqui (@ZamanWHU) October 26, 2016
Really decent bench as well. If things don't pan out, we have Ayew, Zaza and Feghouli to turn to.
— West Ham Forum (@WestHam_Forum) October 26, 2016
Ayew is on the bench ????????
— Berns (@bernsjnr) October 26, 2016
Ayew is back!!!!!
— Tobiloba (@KingYormidey) October 26, 2016
— Kris Prowse (@KrisProwse182) October 26, 2016
Ayew joined from Premier League rivals Swansea in the summer for a mega £20.5million price-tag.
He was a bright star for the Welsh club in their poor 2015-16 campaign, scoring 12 goals in 35 appearances and proving to be a big threat to Premier League defenders.
The Hammers will now be hoping for revenge against their rivals, following their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea earlier in the season.
In other West Ham news, a Sky Sports pundit has predicted the outcome of the club’s match against Chelsea.