It certainly feels like West Ham’s season essentially rests on Saturday’s meeting with Southampton. It remains to be seen just what kind of atmosphere there will be at the London Stadium after the shocking scenes from their 3-0 Burnley defeat, and they’re now due to host a key relegation rival with just a handful of Premier League fixtures remaining.
Accordingly, David Moyes must get the balance of his side absolutely right this weekend; West Ham need enough offensive threat to seal the win, but conceding the first goal could lead to an incredible sour atmosphere at the London Stadium and would give a side low on confidence a significant gradient to climb.
With that in mind, we asked Irons supporters earlier this week whether summer signing Javier Hernandez, who has netted just seven times in the Premier League this season, should be included in Moyes’ starting XI after having to settle for a spot on the bench against the Clarets.
And according to our poll, 66% of West Ham fans think the 29-year-old should start on Saturday. So, how would you shape the rest of the Hammers’ starting XI around the Mexican poacher? Let us know by commenting below…