West Ham haven’t had too much to be cheerful about this season and things have taken a further sour twist this month, with Dimitri Payet throwing his toys out of the pram and demanding an exit from East London.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, as there is still bright spark shining through the cracks at the London Stadium. Step forward Michail Antonio, who has stood as the Hammers’ saving grace at numerous times this season.
Standing as the top-scorer within Slaven Bilic’s squad, Antonio is deadly in the air and his conversion ratio with headers this season is remarkable.
6 – Michail Antonio has mustered just six headers on target in the Premier League this season and scored with all of them. Complete.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 17, 2017
Hitting the target with just six headers this season, every single one of them has found the back of the net- which is pretty remarkable, especially when you consider how woeful the Hammers have been in attack.
Unfortunately, Antonio’s pinpoint headers won’t be enough to save the Hammers from their issues unless they pick things up in the second-half of the campaign.