West Ham boss Slaven Bilic boosted as Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini return
West Ham have been boosted by the return of Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini from injuries in time for the Premier League match at home to Swansea on Saturday.
Antonio had looked set for another spell on the sidelines when he pulled up with a groin injury in the home defeat to Tottenham last weekend.
But the winger has made a speedy recovery and is in line to face Swansea along with Argentine playmaker Lanzini, who has been out for a month with a knee injury.
"Lanzini is back in the squad," West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said.
"And Michail Antonio's injury wasn't that bad. There was always a chance he would be available for Swansea and it was like that."
West Ham lost their first three matches of the season but bounced back with a win over Huddersfield and a draw at West Brom before the 3-2 defeat by Spurs.
Bilic said the visit of the Swans would be a "crucial" chance to get more points on the board, with West Ham currently in the Premier League's bottom three.
"It's very important to get a win," he added. "Three points would lift us a few places up the table, give us confidence, stability and good motivation. I would call it crucial."
Bilic also confirmed West Ham had accepted an FA misconduct charge following a melee at the end of the Spurs match.
"It was a derby game, the players were in a special state of mind," he said.
"It wasn't anything nasty or deliberate, with someone with a cause to hurt the opponent. It was all part of the game.
"We will accept the charge because you can't deny there was a bit of pushing."