West Ham United will look to end a positive week on a high when they face fellow strugglers Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, and Irons fans want Javier Hernandez to be recalled to the starting line-up.
Having taken just one point from David Moyes’ first four matches in charge, the east London outfit recorded a 1-0 victory against Chelsea at the London Stadium last weekend, before following that up with a goalless draw against Arsenal at home on Wednesday night.
Despite the impressive results, the Hammers still lie 19th in the Premier League standings however, and they will be looking to pick up all three points against a side that is just four places and two points above them in the table.
Meanwhile, Hernandez returned from injury to play the last eight minutes of the draw against the Gunners, and West Ham supporters want to see the striker start against the Potters given that he has scored five times against them for Manchester United previously.
While one said “he 100% has to start”, another said “Chicarito to start today in front of Antonio”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Chicharito has scored 5 goals in 7-8 games vs Stoke. He loves scoring vs them & he 100% has to start tomorrow
— MR ⚒ (@WHU_MR2013) December 15, 2017
Please start @CH14_ Saturday ??⚒
— Jack (@JackTomlinWHU) December 14, 2017
chicharito has to start Saturday for me
— Darren Duchovny (@Hyper647580) December 14, 2017
I'd start @CH14_ ahead of Antonio. Antonio doesn't look fully fit, and IMO lacks a little tactical nouse going forward
— Andy Rayner ⚒ (@andyrayner9) December 15, 2017
— Dean Killington (@DeanKiller82) December 16, 2017
Start Chicharito! pic.twitter.com/XmpAY9BRyJ
— West Ham Italy (@martelliditalia) December 15, 2017
Hernandez has got to start today. We need someone up top who can take his chances and has composure. Antonio will be a perfect impact sub to run at tired legs.
— Khaleem Azam. (@AzamWHUFC) December 16, 2017
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