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Anderson set to recover from illness

Felipe Anderson missed out on yesterday West Ham win after suffering from a bout of sickness.

Before kick-off, Pellegrini confirmed to Sky Sports cameras: “Felipe had some stomach problems before the training session yesterday and he is not ready for the game today.”

The manager went on to explain to Sky Sports viewers in graphic detail that the player had a fever with vomiting, maybe too much detail there Pelle, we got the idea.

Post-match the manager explained, “Felipe yesterday was sick, he couldn’t train, he had some stomach problems so I hope it is only a couple days, maybe he ate something that was not so good.”

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Anderson is expected to fully recover from his bout of food poisoning in time for the Boxing day game against Crystal Palace but some supporters believed the team played better without him suggest Pellegrini should not change a winning team or formation for the away visit to Selhurst Park.

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10 comments on “Anderson set to recover from illness

  1. Anderson is our best technical player and for the most part he works incredibly hard. He needs to be loved like all top players and once he is, he will deliver. Pellegrini has subbed him in games when he was playing well and kept players like Snodgrass on the pitch. This is poor from Pellegrini’s and he really needs to work on his relationship with Anderson. He is a talent and offers so much for the team. I would pay any money to watch players like him. I also believe Pelle needs to play Anderson on the right side with Zaba at RB as they work so well together. I would play Fornals in front of Cresswell.

    • Totally agree. He needs movement and threat ahead of him to be his most effective. No matter what people think of Arnautovic and Hernandez they were mobile forwards looking to stretch defences which gives Anderson room to play. Haller is a different type of forward and Anderson will benefit playing in behind Antonio and Haller. He is our best player.

  2. It would be nice to see Anderson on the right wing, it seems like he played there a lot for Lazio. Would give the right back cover as well. I’d also like to see masuaka on the left wing as well for the same reason, a threat running at teams but can help out the left back. Might be a touch harsh on Fornals as he starts to show some form but it would make us solid defensively without giving up the attacking players. No defense will fancy Haller and Antonio but pace on the wings would be great to see

  3. Problem for Pellegrini now is can he find a way of playing Antonio,Anderson and Haller together in a team that so obviously needs 2 up top.?

  4. Can’t agree with you on masuaka he gets left in no man’s land a lot of the time and doesn’t get back in time to help the defence also when he is with the defence doesn’t pick up the attacking players until its to late

  5. Can’t agree with you on Masuaka he gets caught in no man’s land to often and is slow getting back to help

  6. Is Snoddy suspended fr the Palace game ? If so it makes bringing him back easier, so long as Pelle now gives this 442 formation a proper run out we might see a better Haller as happened yesterday when he didn’t have to press alone and often had Fornals and Antonio helping. Fornals is looking better every game isn’t he, was very unlucky prompting a great save from their keeper yesterday. Has been typical West Ham this season, buy players for a fortune like, Haller, Fornals etc then play them in a system that doesn’t suit them or out of position in Fornals case. I would also like to see Anderson play on the right and Yarmolenko or Holland on the left where they can play their more natural game, the theory after all is that players see more of the play developing from their opposite side but as we never play any incisive through balls from those positions whats the point, better with a striker like Haller if the wingers can run beyond the full back and cross the ball in for him imho.

    • It would be typical of Pellergrini to change the formation with the one up top again..agree if Anderson is fit and included put him on the right side with Seb and Michail up.top. Johnson at right back Zabas pace is not what it once was and Zaha would exploite him it would be like Max of Newcastle over again..Wake up Mr MP

  7. Anderson worst player on the pitch 12 games in a row, we play much better without him, lets hope he stays SICK !

  8. So I like Anderson when he’s in form he’s fantastic . However we still need to play 2 up top whatever so does he play him in the 10 role or put him on the right and then what happens with Fornals who is starting to get up to speed with PL and will I believe get even better with more games . Be interesting to hear what others think in terms of the team & formation but for me has to stay 2 up top .

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