Sam Byram and Andy Carroll are both expected to be fit and available for Saturday to face West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium.
Arthur Masuaku has resumed training after a knee injury suffered in training in December and could be available again for selection by the end of February with the away trip to Stoke a real possibility.
Diafra Sakho is stepping up his training with a planned return in March. He could be available for selection as early as 18th March when West Ham face Leicester City at home.
Havard Nordtveit suffered an ankle injury at the beginning of the year after the Manchester United loss at home but was back in first team training today so could be available again if required.
More mysterious is Alvaro Arbeloa who disappeared from sight after an alleged calf injury after the 5-1 defeat by Arsenal at home. His return date is also unknown.
Gokhan Tore and Angelo Ogbonna are both confirmed out for the rest of the season after both under went surgery. Tore is rehabilitating back in Turkey.
Would be great to see Sakho getting some game time . Home to West Brom is much bigger game than we could be possibly thinking . West Brom has always been a strong and problematic opponent .
What we need to avoid , obviously , is thinking these games are a gimme . We’re not that good to suppose that .
Would like to see a tighter game plan . We are very vulnerable when we expect plYers to run all day long up & down the pitch . 4 4 2 please . Nice to see we are taking care of our players though .
Come on Slaven and get it sorted . Don’t expect us to get into Europe but , a strong finish would be very moral boosting for all concerned . Right now points are more important than ever . The higher we finish the better the Premiership pay out . And , dare I say , the more attractive we are for any future quality signings . It is , basically, up to you Slaven to get us up there . I / we know this season has been a season forged in hell but , if we can get it right we can still be a force to fear .
I have criticized you , I have slammed you , I have backed you , I have questioned your aptitude , I have even said we should replace you . We are in the final run-in to the season where every club starts to get nervous . It’s normal .
I only ask that you get those players giving it Thier all , it’s what us fans love most win or lose . At least we gave a right good stab . That’s all we want .
442 got us spanked v m city, just play it like an away game
I agree WBA will be tough game,just hope our wings can deliver quality crosses for Carroll,and that ‘ll be enough for grab three points..