West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic may decided to start Javier Hernandez on the bench for Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley, according to the London Evening Standard.
The publication claims that the attacker’s lengthy travelling during international duty could make Bilic add him to the list of substitutes.
Hernandez scored for Mexico in their 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Trinidad and Tobago, but was not used in his nation’s 3-2 defeat to Honduras in South America.
It is believed that the former Manchester United man was due to return to training today.
It should all depend on how the player feels, and if fitness is not an issue then there is no reason why Hernandez should not play at Burnley.
The forward’s career at the London Stadium has been a frustrating one so far given that he has been played out of position.
Rather than lead the line, the 29-year-old has been moved out to the left, where he has been required to do more defending than usual.
In seven Premier League outings, Hernandez has netted three goals, indicating that he should be given more chances to play through the middle.
Bizarrely, the ex-United star has only completed a full 90 minutes in four out of nine games that he has played in all competitions this season.
Bilic has great quality in Hernandez, but the manager needs to utilise him properly.