Slaven Bilic has revealed that James Collins and Pedro Obiang have only resumed training this week so they are likely to start on Saturday against Burnley. Speaking to West Ham TV on Tuesday at Rush Green Slav revealed “Ginge did not start today, he was supposed to today but it should be a matter of days hopefully. Pedro (Obiang) starts today, so we are going to see. We are going to have on paper ninety percent of the squad ready”
He also added that Lanzini and Antonio used the International break to improve their fitness saying:
“Both Manuel and Antonio played part or all of the game against Swansea, but two weeks before that game Antonio didn’t make two training sessions, one after another.
“He needed the fitness to improve, Manuel needed the fitness to improve, and then you’ve got the players coming back like Fernandes. We used this break individually to build their fitness and we trained really hard for the whole of last week.
“They were off for the weekend, and now we have the players like Pedro and Sam coming back to train. They are the reasons why I am optimistic now, that we are going to get better and better.”