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Why is David Moyes failing to rotate his squad


West Ham manager David Moyes failing to rotate his squad is highly confusing given his comments last season.

The West Ham manager has explained the reasoning for The Hammers drop-off last year during countless interviews. In short West Ham were knackered at the end of the last campaign due to a small squad and paucity of players the gaffer was willing to use from the bench.

Sometimes Moyes would use Said Benrahma or Ben Johnson and occasionally Yarmolenko would be called upon, but West Ham boss would use this big players for the majority off the games. Of course there were big money signings like Nicola Vlasic on the bench but the manager didn’t seem to fancy him anymore than unused loanee Alex Kral.

Come the end of the season Jarrod Bowen, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio were all running on depleted energy reserves.

With that in mind one would have thought that a £200 million spend and a bench full of first team standard players would fix last seasons problem. Alas not.

It appears that with David Moyes failing to rotate his squad yet again, West Ham are about to fall into the same trap as last season.

West Ham manager David Moyes failing to rotate again could produce the same problems as last season for the Hammers.

David Moyes failing to rotate his squad again

We don’t need data or OPTA statistics to know the energy levels are falling because we can see it for ourselves. Recall the early pressing and high energy game-plan deployed against Arsenal and Gent then compare it to the low energy, non pressing tactics used against Crystal Palace.

There really is no need for any of this of course. Players like Downes, Kehrer, Emerson, Ings, Ogbonna & Lanzini could easily have been used to replace and rest.

The players are there but Moyes doesn’t seem to want to use them.

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  • Slater says:

    Because we have a poor, limited in tactics manager who plays anti football. Who claims to be diligent yet wasted 200m inc Ings on players that don’t suit his hoof ball tactics. He gets a slice of luck against Arsenal who were one pen miss from winning and led to our gain and so thinks he’s struck gold and will continuously play the same players until they can hardly move, zero rotation and even when done players played not in their best positions. The guy’s a fraud, and this league form is not just this season.

  • Pessimist says:

    You are completely right. We need to stop Moyes and put in a Caretaker and get back to common sense.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Slater – spot on mate.

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