When Felipe Anderson first rocked up at the London Stadium, a lot of supporters were sceptical about the Brazilian. The one question mark that hung over his head from his days at Lazio was consistency, and so far in England, he has consistently looked like a bargain for just over £40 million.
The 25-year-old has already shown just what he’s capable of. After netting six Premier League goals in his first 16 games the fans are already raving over him, and he has the potential to be the next icon that the fans idolise, much like Paulo Di Canio and Dimitri Payet in previous years. However, there is still a long way for the Brazilian to go before he’s thrust into that category.
The winger has featured in every single game for the Hammers so far, and whilst he had to wait seven games for his first goal, when it did finally come, in a 3-1 win over Manchester United, the goals have flowed ever since. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have been in great form as of late, winning their last three games and scoring nine goals in that time, and a lot of that is down to the brilliance of Anderson, who alongside Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, has made the Hammers look extremely dangerous this season.
You can read the Hammers’ thoughts on the sublime Anderson here:
Immense again today. The finish for the third goal was sublime
— CHIMPIZM (@chimpizm) 8 December 2018
Felipe Anderson > Pele
— Will Wren (@WillWren10) December 8, 2018
Looking like a bargain now
— Tom Rowe (@Tom_Rowe20) 8 December 2018
Superstar in the making . Coyi
— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) December 8, 2018
Getting some stick a while ago but showing his absolute class now.
— Paul Butler ⚒ (@theonlypitbull4) 8 December 2018
The man has found his feet!!!….
— Paul Holden (@paulholdenwhu) 8 December 2018
The Hammers are simply in awe of their Brazilian and will hope his form can continue for years to come in claret and blue.