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West Ham forward Andy Carroll could be in line to feature in Monday’s contest against Chelsea after returning to training Wednesday for the first time since suffering a groin injury.
After contributing to his team’s 3-1 win over Southampton on Feb. 4, Carroll was a surprise omission ahead of West Ham’s draw with West Brom last month when it was revealed he sustained the injury.
West Ham has only managed to produce two points in his absence, but will look to stretch its unbeaten streak in the Premier League to four matches during Monday’s fixture at the Olympic Stadium.
Despite securing an EFL Cup victory over the Blues in the fall, the east London side lost its previous Premier League encounter with Chelsea earlier this season at Stamford Bridge.
Carroll, 28, scored six goals in 12 appearances before going down with the knock.