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Benrahma slipping into West Ham obscurity

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Said Benrahma seems to slipping into obscurity at West Ham this season. His omission from last nights team that faced Freiburg went largely unnoticed amongst the avalanche of more newsworthy stories.

However, the fact that David Moyes preferred an out of form Pablo Fornals on the left of midfield is quite telling. It would seem that Benrahma has not only slipped from first choice winger . . . he’s now third choice.

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Benrahma slipping into West Ham obscurity

It’s a sudden fall from grace for a player who was the hero of Prague. Unfortunately for Benni, he’s doing a poor job of proving the manager wrong too. Introduced as an 80th minute substitute in West Ham’s Europa League clash last night, Benrahma looked disinterested and played poorly.

The player’s reduced enthusiasm is clearly linked to his infrequent appearances in the starting line-up. But it’s a situation that is unlikely to improve given the form of Lucas Paqueta and Tomas Soucek. Whilst both of those players remain in the team under David Moyes, there is little chance of Benrahma starting.

His best chance may come against Olympiakos, but if he doesn’t impress in that game he’ll be restricted to cameo’s from the bench.

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Wasteful if true. What are the coaches doing? We all know Benny has good skills and a great pen but he is haphazard and horribly wasteful with final ball, so many shots high and wide. Surely this can be coached by repetition? Ok he is down the pecking order, but players like him and Cornet need to be honed and ready, not discarded

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