West Ham United enjoyed their break from Premier League action earlier this week as they thrashed Charlton Athletic 3-0 in the EFL Cup second round.
And even though the performance does very little in the grand scheme of things, it may have just handed David Moyes something huge to ponder.
Club-record signing Sebastien Haller bagged himself a brace with fellow expensive flop Felipe Anderson also getting himself on the scoresheet.
However with the Brazilian reportedly on the chopping block before next month’s transfer deadline, he has surely just put his name in the shop window for any interested parties.
Instead, Moyes should look to call upon Andriy Yarmolenko more often after the veteran winger delivered a masterclass display on the other side of the pitch to Anderson.
Aside from assisting the 22nd-minute opener, the 30-year-old recorded three key passes, two dribbles, won three free-kicks and enjoyed a pass accuracy of 84%, via SofaScore.
Injuries have hampered his time at the London Stadium somewhat, but he should still be given a chance to impress after Tuesday’s performance.
Garth Crooks’ praise in 2019 only goes to show just how lethal he could be for the Irons, he said: “This lad can bend balls around keepers for fun. The Ukraine international has the ability to beat the goalkeeper once he is on his favoured left foot. He is also starting to become a firm favourite among the West Ham faithful.”
Whilst teammate Declan Rice believes he has “really special” technique.
It’s time to throw down the gauntlet to Yarmolenko this season. If Moyes utilises him like last night, then he could well be onto a winner.
AND in other news, West Ham’s pursuit of £26m Premier League flop reeks of being a GSB panic buy…