West Ham hope to have Scott Parker fit for the Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Manchester United at Upton Park.
The midfielder picked up shoulder and calf injuries on international duty with England and was left on the bench for the midweek draw with Ghana.
However, he is expected to pass a fitness test and rejoin a squad boosted by the return of Frederic Piquionne and Robbie Keane.
Piquionne missed the goalless draw at Tottenham a fortnight ago with a foot injury but is fit to feature, while fellow striker Keane was ineligible to his face parent club at White Hart Lane.
Jack Collinson (knee) and Junior Stanislas (hernia) are still ruled out.