“If you’re looking for a centre-forward with a history of scoring goals, it doesn’t get any better than Javier,” Mike Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant at Manchester United has told Sky Sports.
“But there is another side to it: Can you provide the service for him to score the goals? If the service is there for Chicha in and around the 18-yard box, you can guarantee he’s one of those players who will hit the target more often than not, which means he’ll score more goals than he’ll miss. It’s just a question of how you play to him.”
“He’s a joy to work with,” Phelan says. “He comes in, he’s prepared to train, he works hard, he smiles but he also gets annoyed. He’s always had all the ingredients of a top player.
“For him to come back to England was a big decision for him. He’s not Mexico’s top goalscorer for nothing and he’s not had the career he’s had for nothing. It’s up to West Ham to get him in there and show everybody that he’s the player who can turn their fortunes around.”
Very true. We need more creativity. Masuaku offered 2 of those 3 clear cut chances so he should be playing w Chicharito
True of all foxes in the box, which is why we need players that can pass in the final third, Lanzini will find those passes, Obiang and Fernandes can find those passes, Arnautovic maybe but he has not showed us his best form yet, Sakho and Antonio may create space for Hernandez, he can also poach scrappy goals in a crowded box but much depends on us holding onto the ball and having a platform in midfield that he can make runs in behind from, the other option with Hernandez is the fast counter attack, we haven’t seen much of it this year but we could without Carroll in the team.
Bilic hasn’t aclue 32 just like his staff ffs!! He’s forced to change things this Friday IMO but will he give the sakho pea a chance to blossom ? And I don’t mean one game it has to be as many as it takes but the style of play has to change !! I don’t think bilic wants to be proved wrong in his team selection and tactics which by the way I don’t think there is any ? And will not give it a chance !! Hope I’m wrong but I’ve no confidence in any of the back room staff or board !! The stats op top say it all !! We can’t create and play him out of position , someone needs to turn the headlights off so bilic gets a proper look at what he’s putting on the field😎