West Ham’s consecutive defeats have led some fans to discuss the problems which have led to a drop in performances, and some believe the midfield is holding them back from success.
Players such as Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini were criticised after the loss to Everton but some think it is a wider issue, with one highlighting an inability to press as a factor which means they will never challenge the top clubs.
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Pellegrini failed to add a midfielder over the summer despite both Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez failing last term, having made only 15 league appearances between them.
That means there is a reliance on Mark Noble and Declan Rice to perform to their highest level in every match, and therefore when they underwhelm, as they did on Saturday, it comes as a detriment to the team.
One fan is concerned by the lack of recruitment in the transfer window and believes it was something which urgently needed addressing, with other reactions discussing the current issues that exist.
It should have been sorted last summer.
Scandalous it hasn't been addressed.
— Richard (@Richardod64) October 20, 2019
Spot on. All athletes with ball ability to.
— Paul Addison (@Paddison93) October 20, 2019
Also why do we drop back on opposition goal kicks when all other prem teams press and try and make the other team make a mistake
— TheDrainman (@DanBPGC) October 20, 2019
people who love off noble are the main reason
— Barış ⚒ (@BarisAskurgirl) October 21, 2019
Ha just saying the same thing. The work rate off the ball of top sides is immense. Sterling yesterday did a 60 yard track back to tackle in his own box. We are no where near that.
— Dan-O. (@36Ironfists) October 20, 2019
I said in the summer we should of got Wanyama he needs games he is strong! If we sell rice i would 100% go for Dacoura from watford been brilliant for them for a long time.
— JB (@BurchettJason) October 20, 2019
Noble is our captain abd gives more to the team than ability. But ability wise is an OK prem player. Nothing more. Lanzini has skills but is lightweight and offers little when he doesn’t have the ball.
— Paul Hickin (@GramscianPaul) October 20, 2019
Spot on. As soon as a team presses us in the middle we get run all over.
— ⚒ Ads ⚒ (@tekkers44whufc) October 20, 2019