West Ham have restored the feel-good factor to the London Stadium in the past week, after they followed up a last-gasp victory over Sunderland with an impressive 2-1 beating of Chelsea in the EFL Cup.
The Hammers’ win sees them set-up an intriguing quarter-final tie with Manchester United at the end of November and shows Slaven Bilic’s side possess a strong chance of going all the way, as the likes of Tottenham and Manchester City also tumbled out of the competition this week.
On a superb evening for the Hammers, youngster Edimilson Fernandes stood out after his impressive performance, which he capped off with a goal, and caught the eyes of many fans watching the game.
The 20-year-old was signed in the summer from FC Sion but has had limited opportunities thus far, although his performance last night could lead to more chances in the first-team at a crucial stage in West Ham’s season.
The Hammers face a tricky trip to Goodison Park this weekend to face Everton, before clashes with Stoke City, Tottenham and a double-header against Manchester United in the league and cup.
Could Edimilson Fernandes feature in that run? We shall see, but many fans were thrilled and took to social media to celebrate his performance.
Edimilson Fernandes is unreal
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) October 27, 2016
Edmilson Fernandes appreciation tweet.
What a player he's looked in his two games so far.
— JΔMES (@JameswhufcJones) October 27, 2016
Edmilson Fernandes what a talent that boy is,looked composed on the ball,defended well,supported in attack and scored with a great finish!
— ⚒ AL ⚒ (@6_AaronLee) October 26, 2016
Edmilson Fernandes, unbelievable talent.
— JKW (@JoshGFCKeeble) October 26, 2016
— West Ham United News (@lfiebrabbs) October 26, 2016
What a player Edmilson Fernandes is. ????
— West Ham Forum (@WestHam_Forum) October 26, 2016