We’re into November now and West Ham’s season has been uneventful to say the least.
Pockets of excitement against Everton and Manchester United were shortly followed by dreariness and disappointment against lesser opponents.
To add to their concerns, injuries are beginning to mount up, and the players billed to replace those in the medical centre don’t look like they’re good enough to change the fate of their club anytime soon.
There’s only one real player in the current West Ham side and that’s Marko Arnautovic. Performances from Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop at back, as well as Andriy Yarmolenko and Declan Rice in midfield, have also been pretty good, but besides that West Ham fans should be largely disappointed with the rest of their squad.
Hopes were certainly high when Premier League winner Manuel Pellegrini took over from David Moyes at the end of last season. He brought with him a host of new faces, including record-signing Felipe Anderson, and the promise of much better football.
Since then, however, reality has hit the club square in the face and they find themselves languishing towards the lower half of the table.
Out of all the players in the squad, we have selected these two as the most disappointing so far this season…
We’re not entirely sure what full-back Arthur Masuaku actually contributes to the West Ham team.
He’s probably got a few skill montages knocking around on the internet to display his admittedly good feet, but other than being a bit of a show pony he offers very little in the way of attacking threat or defensive presence.
His defensive efforts against Tottenham the other night were shambolic at best and highlighted just how out of his depth he is in West Ham’s back-line.
Since arriving in the summer, the Colombian midfielder has contributed nothing to the team.
He’s obviously lacking the ability that is required of someone playing in the Premier League and that should have been obvious from his performances in an Aston Villa shirt the year they were relegated.
Sanchez has spent most of his time with the Hammers on the bench and only occasionally makes an appearance, usually at the end of a game, when Pellegrini is looking to slow things down.
He’s reportedly sustained a long-term injury which should count him out for the majority of the season.
A waste of time and money in our opinion…
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