Stats from the last five games prove it is time West Ham star to be dropped

West Ham United extended their winless run to five matches following a 3-2 home defeat by Premier League champions Leicester City at the London Stadium on Saturday – another result which shows how they have struggled to adapt to their new home.

The loss to the Foxes means that the Irons have lost their last three top flight matches, and with a number of his stars out of form – and having lost Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid and Michail Antonio to injury – Hammers boss Slaven
Bilic has some big decisions to make in the coming weeks as he looks to end a disappointing campaign on a high.

One of those choices could come between the sticks, where Darren Randolph has been a regular starter since November after previous number one Adrian was dropped for making a series of errors.

However, the Republic of Ireland international has been far from impressive in recent weeks, and perhaps should have done better with Riyad Mahrez’s opener for Leicester at the weekend.

During their sequence without picking up all three points, the 29-year-old hasn’t picked up a single clean sheet, while he has conceded an average of 2.2 goals per game.

With a record of two saves per game, it means that the stopper has made 0.91 saves per goal conceded over the course of the last five fixtures.

One stat that he does impress is the fact that he has a 100% claim success in recent weeks, but Slaven Bilic will perhaps be less impressed with his 64% accuracy with his distribution.

While it may seem harsh on Randolph in some quarters, his manager has shown that he isn’t afraid to make big or controversial decisions – as he did when he dropped Adrian earlier in the season – and another one could be on the cards here.

 


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