West Ham suffered a season low this weekend as Brighton took away the three points with a convincing 3-0 win at the Olympic Stadium, increasing the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic in the process.
The Hammers are looking under serious threat of being dragged into the relegation mire this term if things carry on, and despite a summer of big spending on certain players, the squad just does not look to be up to scratch to compete in the top half of the Premier League.
One player our landlord though thinks could help the cause now he is back from injury is attacking midfield star Manuel Lanzini, who has returned from injury to give Bilic what should be a much needed boost.
His form last season was excellent and he is the one man who appears capable of being able to unlock doors in defence, as well being able to score the spectacular, something the Hammers need more than ever at the moment.
Lanzini is a quality player, and if the Hammers are to get anything out of this season then they are going to be heavily reliant on him, and need to ensure they build their team around him.
If the Hammers have a poor season, they could well lose Lanzini, which long term, could spell disaster for West Ham and their manager Bilic – if he is still in the hot seat.
Hammers fans, what do you think? Does Lanzini hold the key for you? Let us know your thoughts!