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Big question arises over Benrahma

Said Benrahma could prove surplus to West Ham requirements according to ExWHUemployee.

Ex is reported at https://www.hammers.news/transfer-news/david-moyes-will-give-said-benrahma-one-more-season-to-prove-himself-at-west-ham-says-insider-after-speculation-he-could-be-sold/    as believing the former Brentford player will be given just another season at the club to prove himself before perhaps being moved on.

Despite the club making his loan move permanent earlier this season the Algeria international has been unable to nail down a permanent place in the team.

And that has added fuel to the argument that he may not be 100 per cent the type of player David Moyes truly appreciates.

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After a great time in the EFL with Brentford he earned himself a loan spot for West Ham last summer, with an ‘obligation’ to buy.

The Hammers agreed to the permanent signing to free up space for Jesse Lingard to come in on loan too.

He hasn’t scored a single goal in 23 appearances and has position at the club has been questioned throughout the campaign

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12 comments on “Big question arises over Benrahma

  1. I for one, just don’t get the criticism aimed at Benrahma.
    When ever I see him play I always think he plays really well and links up well with other players, especially Lingard.
    In games away at Leeds, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa he really played really well. In all 3 games the team played brilliantly together and got three deserved away wins .Not only did they win but they dominated all 3 matches.
    To Me, the team seems to play so well when he is in the starting eleven.
    So I took a look at his stats when he is in the starting eleven.
    Checking the West Ham web site, he has started 12 times.
    With him starting these are the stats;
    Won 8 67%
    Drawn 3 25%
    Lost 1 8%
    Without him in the starting line up;
    Won 12 48%
    Drawn 7 28%
    Lost 6 24%
    So with Benrahma starting we win 67% of the time, as opposed to without him starting we only win 48% of the time.
    When he starts we loose 8% of the time. Without him we loose 24% of the time.
    I know you can make stats say anything you want.
    But I was seeing it with my own eyes, and this backs it up 100%.
    We are a better team with Benrahma in the starting eleven, than without him.

    • You then have to factor in who benrahma played against into your calculations. My guess is that benrahma might have featured more against teams that had less attacking qualities. So if he’s not playing against the better teams then his stats might flatter to deceive, as does the player himself in my opinion.

    • he doesn’t fit into ANY role in moyes’ tactics

      he is a player the manager didn’t want, not because he isn’t talented but because he is INCOMPATIBLE with the gaffers game plan

      as a last resort moyes shifted him into a number 10 to avoid him giving the opposition free kicks and pens while defending, the problem is benni isn’t a number 10, not the best passer, holds onto the ball to long and is a bit selfish

      here is a forward who plays on the wing, one who can’t partake in defensive responsibilities because he’s a liability when he does – he is not fit for purpose in a moyes system, that is the reality of the situation

      talent is irrelevant if he doesn’t fit the system

      thanks sulli, stop wasting our tiny budget on players the gaffer tells you he doesn’t want

      • He has to given a run in the team he has something different to our other midfielders
        He needs a goal and that will set him up nicely, think we missed a trick in not signing
        Olly Watkins still we are having a unbelievable season coyi

  2. This lad has greta otential. Definitely should be given a second season for final assessment. Lets not forget that most new signings take time to settle but when they find ther productive form again that becomes unbeatable. So if the hammers can’t get Jesse signed up full time, which I think is a big ask anyway – subject to his displays Man U should want to keep him…then again they have Fernandes too, so fingers crossed – In the event that Jesse doesn’t sign up for us, I think Moysey should throw Said into the squad and let him roam and play to his strengths. Once he scores, he’ll have that taste for blood and a second season could be very interesting and entertaining.

    • How comes then, when he is in the starting eleven, do we win 67% of our matches compared to only 48% when he is not in the starting eleven? surely this shows the teams performs better with him in the team, than not?

  3. Isn’t this the same conversation that was held three months ago with Diop? A little bit short sighted, maybe?

  4. He’s going ok when I see him ..give the lad time, great potential

  5. He is young and working on the defensive side of his game. We cannot afford to carry a player, this is not Ligue 1, but I would bet on him making first team in the next year.

  6. Hello,
    I noticed that Benrahma is not playing like he wants because of his coach. Compare to Lingaard, this player has the fully freedom on the field. Benrahma is a really good player if the coach let him playing freely. I think the coach is managing the 2 players differently, and this is not fair at all. Lingaard is not really good as you think compare to Benrahma, the only difference is The coach is supporting Lingaard mor than Berahma. The problem is the coach not the player.

  7. I think that Benrahma has a lot of potential but still needs to adapt to the quicker pace of the PL compared to the championsip – hence he often gets caught on the ball or gives it away

    Let us see how he does for the rest of the season and next season around this time we can revisit this discussion

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