Tough Coufal decision looming


Tough Coufal decision for Moyes

West Ham are facing a challenge in the right-back position. Regardless of Vladimir Coufal’s recent nocturnal activities, he has been in poor form lately. During both the Nottingham Forest and Burnley games, Coufal was successfully targeted.

There is no denying the Czech international’s dedication to the West Ham cause. He’s a feisty and committed player who gives everything for his teammates. Coufal started the season brightly enough, managing to get assists in three consecutive games at the beginning of the campaign.

Coufal should be dropped and Dan Chesters given the chance to start for West Ham

Tough Coufal decision for Moyes against TSC Bačka Topola,

However, the right-back’s form has dipped considerably recently, and there appears to be no obvious understudy. Ben Johnson is locked in a contract dispute with the club and can’t be anywhere near match fit. Thilo Kehrer is on his way out, available to anyone who can afford his £12m price tag.

This leaves Dan Chesters. The former winger has been successfully converted to a wing-back and has performed brilliantly for the Hammers under 21’s. He’s fast, has good technique, and has proven himself when playing against League One teams in the EFL trophy.

I doubt there’s too much difference in standard between League One teams and FK TSC Bačka Topola, so why not give the lad a chance? If it doesn’t work, both Kehrer and Johnson will be on the bench, but if it does work . . . West Ham may well have unearthed a hidden gem and saved a few million in the process.

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