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The Chicharito poll

Hernandez is different level

Javier Hernandes has yet to find his natural place in a team with Andy Carroll so our Claret and Hugh poll today asks the question where should he be played.

Should he be played on the left? Should he be played in the centre of attack? Or should we trust our manager to play him in which position he sees fit?

Bilic believes it is “almost impossible” to partner Andy Carroll and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in attack.

“It is almost impossible. It is very hard to put them in their ideal positions as two strikers, which looks good on paper,” Bilic told reporters. “But you want to have a lot of (of your best players) on the pitch at the same time.
“Of course I’m thinking about that. Chicharito is playing in a position which is not his position. I spoke with him, he’s a great lad… he’s doing a job of course.”

Bilic has previously reacted to criticism that he playing Chicharito on the wide left telling reporters he is not wide, wide he is just off Andy Carroll to the left.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “The Chicharito poll

  1. There is a very easy solution to Slav’s apparent “impossible situation”
    Star the game with Chicharito and Sakho as our twin central strikers, and Andy on the bench;
    He can always be used as very effective super-sub?

    Of course this will not happen, since it seems that Andy has mesmerized Slav into believing that he is the savior to West Ham’s problems.

    How can Bilic expect the rest of the team cater to Andy’s simplistic style of play, effective as it can be now and then?

    Does Bilic not appreciate that he is quickly becoming the laughing stock of the EPL managers?

  2. I voted let manager decide, of course I want to see him played centrally but it’s not my job on the line and he is the one that must do what he sees as best for the team, personally agree with Max that Sakho and Hernandez should be tried as a partnership.

  3. In Lanzini’s absence it’s easy, if Bilic wants to revert to 4,4,2.


    Oggy (or Cresswell)

    Noble (but only because Obiang is out)


  4. We have been playing three at the back for a reason.Because defensively we were more than suspect.We now have three clean sheets in a row so the change has been more than justified.
    Why cant fans let the qualified men do the managing and stick to supporting.Its embarrassing reading fans who couldnt manage a twelfth tier team telling premier managers what they should do.

  5. Wow, so many views, I’m getting confused! And suddenly Sakho is very popular once again. That’s nice. Must be a different Sakho to the one who tried to get himself a move a few weeks ago?

  6. Agreed; how quickly they forget?? That bloke should be rotting in the reserves

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