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West Ham fans hoping for Chicharito to get back to form

West Ham fans hoping for Chicharito to get back to form

West Ham United have had a strange start to life in the Premier League this season. After being rooted at the bottom of the table after four straight losses, Manuel Pellegrini has finally got them playing and they’re now up to 13th, and their recent 4-2 win against Burnley saw a first league goal of the season for Javier Hernandez, the striker who’s been somewhat exiled under Pellegrini.

At the age of 30, Javier Hernandez can still cut it in the Premier League and his return of eight goals in the division was healthy for the Mexican who was used in a supporting role for the more prolific Marko Arnautovic. This season, though, has been very different. pellegrini left Chicharito out of four consecutive matchday squads in September and October and has only started him twice, leaving the striker playing little over a quarter of West Ham’s minutes.

Whether it be an attitude problem or a fitness issue, it just seems like the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid man is out of favour at The London Stadium, especially seeing as during the summer the club opted to bring in attacking options in the form of Felipe Anderson, Lucas Perez and Andriy Yarmolenko. The opportunities won’t be coming thick or fast for Hernandez at West Ham but after his well-taken goal against Burnley, he may have just given himself a lifeline.

You can read The Hammers’ verdict on Chicharito here:

The Irons will be keen to see more of this from Hernandez and will hope he can inspire the side to a top ten finish this season.

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