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West Ham: Tomas Soucek failed David Moyes yet again today

Despite their unbridled success in the Europa Conference League this season, there seems an inability at West Ham United to translate this into domestic success.

This was no more apparent than today’s loss to Leicester City, who continue their remarkable resurgence under Brendan Rodgers.

For the Hammers, however, it marked a third straight loss in the Premier League as they have slumped to within a point of the relegation zone.

Fortunately for David Moyes, this World Cup-enforced break has come at the perfect time for his underperforming team.

Although today posed a tough challenge, their early-season form proved that the Foxes possessed many frailties that could be exposed.

They struggled to work any of these, however, with plenty of standout names who disappointed their Scottish boss.

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Whilst Craig Dawson might have been handed the worst SofaScore rating of anyone on the field, it was the repeat offender Tomas Soucek who truly let his side down; not for the first time this season either.

His 6.8 rating was hardly inspired, but it was his underlying statistics that really outlined him as the true villain for the Irons.

With just 37 touches in his 75 minutes on the field, he clearly struggled to gain a significant involvement throughout the game. However, when he did, he often massacred plenty of good opportunities with his wastefulness.

Having lost possession 12 times too, this meant that for every three touches the Czech Republic international had, the opposition would steal the ball from him.

When he first made the move to the London Stadium, his debut season denoted him as a fine goalscoring midfielder after his ten-goal haul.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes applauds the fans

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However, this season in particular he has struggled to recapture any semblance of that form.

Today, he would manage just one shot off target all game and record zero key passes.

The only saving grace was that he managed three tackles throughout the game, although arguably that is not what Moyes has him there to do.

Soucek is supposed to help supplement the attack with his height and physicality, yet his display against Leicester was another timid one worthy of a spell out of the side surely when the Premier League resumes in late December.

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