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West Ham handed huge injury boost ahead of Spurs clash

West Ham United have been handed a huge injury boost ahead of their upcoming Carabao Cup clash.

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That’s according to a recent claim made by ExWHUemployee, who revealed in a recent post on The West Ham Way that both Ben Johnson and Aaron Cresswell could be in line for a return to first-team action against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, as the defensive duo have now recovered from their respective injuries.

In his post, the insider said: “Ben Johnson is ahead of schedule and there is a chance he will be in the squad to face Spurs in the Carabao Cup quarter-final this week. Aaron Cresswell is very close to returning and like Johnson could be in the squad to face Spurs.”

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Moyes will be buzzing

Considering just how important both Johnson and Cresswell are within David Moyes’ first-team squad, the news that both players look as if they will be available for selection for the Carabao Cup quarter-final will undoubtedly have left the 58-year-old manager buzzing.

Indeed, over his 13 Premier League appearances this season, left-back Cresswell has highly impressed, helping his side keep three clean sheets, scoring one goal and registering one assist, as well as making an average of 1.2 key passes, 0.9 interceptions, 1.1 tackles and winning 64% of his duels per game.

These returns have seen the £4.5m-rated defender average a SofaScore match rating of 7.15, ranking him as West Ham’s third-best performer in the top flight.

Meanwhile, over Johnson’s nine Premier League outings, the right-back has been in equally impressive form, helping his side keep two clean sheets and scoring one goal, in addition to making an average of 0.4 key passes, 1.4 interceptions, 2.1 tackles and winning 60% of his duels per fixture.

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These metrics have seen the 21-year-old average a SofaScore match rating of 7.10, ranking him as Moyes’ fourth-best player in the league so far this season.

As such, the return of the duo will undoubtedly provide West Ham’s chances of securing a place in the Carabao Cup semi-final with a major boost, an outcome that would delight everyone involved with the club.

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