West Ham vs Stoke City
The relegation six-pointers keep coming for West Ham.
The Hammers are back in Premier League action on Monday night at the London Stadium.
They take on Stoke City, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Tottenham last weekend.
Stoke are second bottom of the Premier League. The Potters have 27 points from 33 games, while they’ve lost their last four matches in a row.
As for the Irons, they are on the up. The 3-0 win over Southampton was boosted by a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.
On 34 points, one more win for West Ham could be enough to secure their top flight status.
Andy Carroll is back
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is poised to make his comeback from an ankle injury on Monday against Stoke.
While Carroll is unlikely to be in the Irons starting XI, the former England international could be on the bench.
Carroll will hope to complete another injury-strewn season by featuring in West Ham’s last six matches of the campaign.
He’ll have a fight on his hands, however, for minutes. Javier Hernandez scored against Chelsea last weekend, while Marko Arnautovic has been leading the line for the Hammers.
29-year-old Carroll has scored two goals in 14 appearances this season.
Manuel Lanzini should return too vs Stoke
Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini should also return for West Ham against Stoke.
Lanzini missed the Chelsea match with a knee injury, but that’s now passed.
West Ham still have several long term absentees, however. Michail Antonio was recently ruled out for the season. He joins Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid and Sam Byram on the treatment table.