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Moyes tactical change may come too late

Moyes tactical change needed to stop deluge of goalsĀ 

The West Ham manager has a big decision to make ahead of Monday’s Premier League game against Brentford. Clearly, his usual defensive tactics have not been working, with 11 goals conceded in the last three games. However, Moyes is a stubborn coach who is not prone to changing his methods even if they’re failing.

The Hammers’ manager famously tried to alter his style last season but eventually gave up and reverted back to defensive tactics. That may well discourage him from trying to do so again, but I honestly believe that defence may be the best form of attack against Brentford.

If West Ham just sit back, soak up pressure, and defend, then we’ll eventually get broken down. So perhaps having four attacking players might put the opposition on the back foot and give our leaky defence some periods of rest during the game.

Kudus must be given more support in Moyes tactical change

Moyes tactical change must mean Kudus is put in positions to score

For that reason, I’d move Mohammed Kudus to an attacking midfield position where he can shoot on sight. Jarrod Bowen should be reverted to his more suited right-wing role, and I’d play Divin Mubama up front. Michail Antonio looked okay on the left wing against Forest, and it’s a position he’s played numerous times during his career.

While the attack might lack the craft and subtlety of Lucas Paqueta, it is a threat… and that, at least, would be progress.

 

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