West Ham United v Sunderland: Latest team news

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Andy Carroll returns to the West Ham squad for the visit of Sunderland following a groin injury.

Cheikhou Kouyate is available after his red card in the FA Cup win against Blackburn last weekend was overturned, as is Sam Byram who was cup-tied at Ewood Park.

Winston Reid (hamstring) and Diafra Sakho (thigh) are back in training, but will not be risked, while Joey O’Brien (hamstring), James Tomkins (calf) and Enner Valencia (ankle) are still out injured.

Provisional squad: Adrian, Randolph, Byram, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Oxford, Noble, Kouyate, Song, Obiang, Moses, Lanzini, Payet, Antonio, Carroll, Emenike, Parfitt-Williams.

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Defenders Younes Kaboul (ankle) and Billy Jones (hip) plus midfielders Jan Kirchhoff (hamstring) and Sebastian Larsson (knee) are all fit and back in contention for Sunderland’s game at West Ham on Saturday.

Midfielder Jeremain Lens has undergone surgery to repair a hernia and is expected to be available for next weekend’s trip to Southampton.

However, striker Duncan Watmore is likely to be sidelined for several weeks by ankle ligament damage.

Provisional squad: Mannone, Pickford, Van Aanholt, Yedlin, O’Shea, Jones, Kone, Kaboul, Brown, Beadling, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Lens, Borini, Rodwell, Toivonen, Larsson, Defoe, N’Doye.

Chris Wood scoresa late in the first half to make reduce the deficit to 3-1 at home to Norwich last season. Picture: Varley.

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