Report hands West Ham huge Arnautovic boost

West Ham have been handed a huge relief as Marko Arnautovic will be able to feature against Chelsea this weekend, according to Claret & Hugh.

The Austria international scored his third goal in five matches as West Ham secured a vital 3-1 victory over Everton on Sunday, ending a run of four consecutive defeats under Manuel Pellegrini, but was substituted after 64 minutes.

Arnautovic, who also assisted one of Andriy Yarmolenko’s goals in the victory, claimed he felt pain during the win over the Toffees and that raised concern that the Hammers could be without their star-man for a stern challenge against London rivals Chelsea.

However, a source told Claret & Hugh that the 29-year-old is likely to be available for selection.

“You can never be 100 per cent on these things but he was in good form after the game and fingers crossed he’ll be fine.”

Arnautovic was one of few shining lights in a disappointing season for West Ham last term, scoring 11 goals in his debut season at the London Stadium, and has continued that fine form into this campaign.