For West Ham fans, it’s criminal that Mark Noble is yet to earn a call-up for England, but he may have his chance this term following the wealth of changes to sweep through the national side, with Gareth Southgate now carrying the baton as England boss.
Noble is a fans’ favourite at the London Stadium and put in a tremendous performance on Wednesday evening to help the Hammers see off Chelsea and secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, where they will face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
The Irons skipper played his part in both goals in the 2-1 victory over Antonio Conte’s Blues side, notching two assists in a match for the first-time in five years.
2 – Against Chelsea, Mark Noble assisted two goals in a competitive game for West Ham for the first time since February 2011. Commander. pic.twitter.com/bVRmymco2p
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It’s perhaps concerning that it’s taken Noble such a long time to achieve this tally in a single match, but the playmaker will now be looking to follow his performance in the cup with a more decisive role in his side’s output in the Premier League – he is yet to register a goal or an assist in the competition this term.
West Ham have had a slow start to their season and now face an extremely tricky month ahead, which will make-or-break their campaign, with fixtures against Everton, Stoke, Tottenham and Manchester United on the horizon.