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Moyes faces Anderson dilemma

Why doesn’t Anderson show his ability

Felipe Anderson could well be occupying many of David Moyes’ thoughts as the new season – whenever that starts.

The Brazilian made a very decent start to his Hammers career after arriving in a £35 million deal in 2018 and racking up 10 goals and 5 assists.

But  his form has plumetted this season with just  one goal and five assists in 24 games in all competitions for West Ham since August.

He has had his fitness problems and David Moyes as not used him to any extent since the Liverpool away game. He may well be facing a “does he stay or go? ” dilemma.

The stats show that Anderson has only managed an average of 1.1 passes completed so right now things may not be looking too great for the ‘playmaker.’

Moyes is far keener of athletic players than those who carry a luxury tag and as a result the 26 year old could find himself surplus to requirements.

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5 comments on “Moyes faces Anderson dilemma

  1. Last season excellent, 2nd season syndrome as people work him out.
    Needs to get a new trick, change his game a bit and dare I say it actually run during a game.
    Be interesting to see what his stats are vs snodgrass who is in a similar role.
    Very disappointing season, I expect Pellegrini though Lanzini and Anderson would cause mayhem and feed Haller. None of this happened and when they played we were so open at the back as the defenders were overrun as neither track back.
    Best players in the world still work hard.

  2. He was bought as a Payet replacement -so he has come to within no where near the mark.

  3. Despite the frustrations I’d stick a bit longer with Anderson and see if he, Fornals and Bowen can provide the service for Haller. I still think this could work, with Soucek and Dec behind them. But if it’s still not working come January, I’d sell. The lack of pace from Noble and sub-standard full backs have long been the main problem.

  4. I don’t think he has been worse than last season, he has been injured and come back. His form imho like many players is linked to his fitness. In a relegation fight he might be a luxury but we should never be in this position. As an attacking threat he has the ability unfortunately in Moyes style we have less possession and are more direct, he has to adjust to that, hopefully he will because technically he is our highest quality player.

  5. I agree with West Ham Fan No 32

    Anderson has pace to turn defence to attack in seconds. Its a squad game not just eleven players anymore so I would rather have a player with his skills and ability who can on his day be more than useful . The best teams have squad players who can come on and change games or start games without weakening the team. We need to do the same if we are to improve

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