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Anderson and Chicharito on their marks

Felipe Anderson is set to get a run out against Angers Sco tonight as the Hammers conclude their pre-season build-up ahead of the Liverpool game.

The club’s record £35 million signing has barely appeared since arriving at the club and manager Manuel Pellegrini hinted after the last match against Mainz that the Brazilian is all set for an appearance.

However, he also said that Andriy Yarmolenko may not be included as the team looks to end the campaign with another win to remain unbeaten in five games.

Chicharito – yet to appear in pre-season – will also be looking for minutes as he bids to state a claim ahead of the tricky opener at Anfield.

And although there has been no definite word about his fitness it is possible that Aaron Cresswell may be available despite having been carrying one of those often difficult  to diagnose groin injuries.

On current evidence Adrian remains the No 1 goalkeeper but Luzasz Fabianskii may be set to take his place in the team tonight.

Possible starting x1: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Wilshere, Anderson, Chicharito, Arnautovic

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7 comments on “Anderson and Chicharito on their marks

  1. It is terrible to say that all the money we have spent and I don’t rate that team. We have defensive midfielder and no number 10. We need to get two quality players if not 3 in before deadline and no holding back on the purse strings. Selling Obiang and Snodgrass are common sense decisions to ensure we buy quality.

    • Anderson play right across the front line and prefers to play as a 10. I think given his track record MP knows what’s best

    • Are you serious? Pellegrini in and 7 great signings so far. The board have stepped up to the mark. In pre season, the football has been good with Pellegrini stating he wants fast attacking football on the ground. What else do you want?

    • I’m so bored of reading your constant negativity Johnham1 … What’s planet are you actually from?

  2. I thought Rice was our CDM, although we could do with a specialist there. Still hopeful for a move on the Lille guy but it isn’t a disaster having to play Declan there. I cannot believe the negativity of some of our fans. If we buy nobody= disaster. Buy 7/8 upgrades= disaster. buy top class and then pick them apart looking for faults. FFS lighten up and embrace our new future. Look on the bright side, if at all goes t**ts up, you can proudly boast that you told everyone months ago what was going to happen. COYI.

    • hahaha well said Mooro, I think most are pretty optimistic for the future even if it takes a while coming to fruition, I am hopeful of the Lille guy also looks like he is worth a lot more than £20m.

    • It’s striking how some fans are seemingly more interesting in slaughtering the team and hoping to be correct rather than getting behind it and support it “through good and bad times.” If Manuel is happy with the transfer window, I think that should go above everyone else’s individual opinions.

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