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Opinion: Perez and Snodgrass are showing why patience is key for West Ham

Opinion: Perez and Snodgrass are showing why patience is key for West Ham

West Ham are flying in the Premier League right now after achieving consecutive wins against Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Crystal Palace with the likes of Felipe Anderson and Javier Hernandez at the heart of those triumphs. 

The Hammers now find themselves just three points behind seventh place Everton despite their poor start to the season, and largely have the above names to thank.

But on top of the duo and the shrewd management of Manuel Pellegrini, Lucas Perez and Robert Snodgrass also deserve credit for West Ham’s change in fortunes as the two continue to show why patience is key.

Both players started the campaign on the periphery but, with injuries to Marko Arnautovic and Andriy Yarmolenko, the pair have been given more opportunities of late, which they have taken.

Most notably, Perez and Snodgrass have gotten their names on the scoresheet, instantly repaying the faith and patience shown in them by Pellegrini.

However, as well as that, an overall threat in the final third has been brought with their introductions, something that supporters probably thought the team would be lacking in Arnautovic’s absence.

Yet the dangerous crosses Snodgrass is able to put into the box and the positions Perez can take up has prevented that from being the case.

All in all, after initially underwhelming, it looks like all Perez and Snodgrass needed was time to settle in order to deliver on the London Stadium pitch.

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