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Yarmolenko injury update gives West Ham more reason to be optimistic over season’s climax

Yarmolenko injury update gives West Ham more reason to be optimistic over season’s climax

West Ham will be looking to build on their recent 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle United and finish the season strongly as the 2018/19 campaign draws closer to its conclusion. 

And the return of numerous absentees including Andriy Yarmolenko could help the Hammers to do just that.

The Breakdown

Football.London reports the Ukrainian winger has a slim chance of returning before the end of the season following the Achilles injury he picked up last October in a development that could be massive for West Ham.

After a slow start to life at the London Stadium, Yarmolenko really started to make an impact down that right-hand side.

He was devastating in wins against Everton and Manchester United with his ability to cut in from there with his left foot before firing away, showing everyone why Manuel Pellegrini was desperate for his signature.

During that period, the 29-year-old was arguably West Ham’s best player, even above the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson.

Yarmolenko was outperforming the latter, who has been in excellent form since the festive part of the season, giving evidence of just how much technical ability he has.

If the east London club can get the Ukraine international up and running again before the end of the campaign, it could prove to go a long way as they look to secure a seventh place finish in the Premier League.

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