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Kurt Zouma Under Fire

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The Irons are reeling after a string of humiliating defeats, and David Moyes faces a crucial decision before their upcoming clash with Liverpool.

The Hammers have endured a nightmare run since the turn of the year, losing nine out of 21 games. This includes heavy defeats to Newcastle, Arsenal, and a drubbing by Crystal Palace last weekend. The recent Europa League exit adds to the sense of disappointment.

Saturday’s Premier League matchup against Liverpool presents an opportunity for West Ham to avenge their EFL Cup defeat. However, the team’s leaky defence remains a major concern

Kurt Zouma has been singled out for criticism, with his performances labeled “embarrassing” by pundits. While other defenders haven’t impressed either, Moyes needs to consider drastic measures.

Perhaps Moyes should consider handing a Premier League debut to 19-year-old centre-back Kaelen Casey. Casey has been a consistent performer for the U21s, captaining the team and keeping clean sheets. His lack of senior experience is a gamble, but Moyes might be out of options.

With established defenders struggling, Casey’s positive performances at youth level warrant consideration. His experience in the EFL Trophy suggests he can handle pressure, and perhaps a baptism by fire against Liverpool could be the spark West Ham needs.

West Ham are at a crossroads. Can Moyes address the defensive woes by throwing a young talent into the deep end, or will Liverpool inflict further misery on the Hammers?

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  • Hammeroo says:

    Kaelen Casey sounds like a plan. But David Moyes is no Jurgen Klopp and I cannot see Dithering Dave considering him. He’ll most likely shuffle the regular pack and play them out of position.

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