West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has stated on social networking site Twitter that Black Stars deputy captain Andre Ayew could feature against Chelsea next week.

The faltering Hammers will take on English Premier League rivals Chelsea at the London Stadium in the fourth round of the EFL Cup next Wednesday evening.

Gold said on Twitter that the deputy Black Stars captain Ayew could feature against the Blues.

Head of Medical and Sports Science, Stijn Vandenbroucke, wrote on West Ham’s official website on Wednesday that Ayew has returned to training.

Vandenbroucke also stated that Sakho will start training in controlled Under-23 sessions on Monday and will then join the first-team squad the following week.