West Ham are beginning to get used to the fact they have Manuel Pellegrini as manager and soon they hope points will start adding up.
The Chilean has been a successful manager all the way through his career and West Ham fans certainly are delighted to have him on board. Although it’s not the start they wanted or people thought they would have, West Ham have shown potential of improving and that happens to be ever since Carlos Sanchez made his arrival at the London Stadium.
The Colombian international was brought to West Ham to play as a defensive midfielder, providing more cover to the Hammers back-line.
This comes after West Ham for too long have been conceding too many goals, largely due to the defenders but also because of the lack of cover they have from the midfield.
Sanchez has been travelling around a number of clubs during the last few seasons and having made 25 appearances last season for Espanyol and Fiorentina combined, Pellegrini and his staff saw enough of him, deciding to recruit him on a permanent deal this summer.
Mark Noble found he was the player Sanchez replaced in the starting line-up after the Englishman sustained an injury but the Colombian’s form proved that keeping Noble out of the team could be a permanent fixture.
The Englishman is Mr West Ham but he hasn’t quite got the energy or pace to cover the ground that Sanchez has already shown he is capable of.
Carlos Sanchez was a signing frowned upon by many to start with but after his performances have proven that maybe he should be given time to shine, Mark Noble should be worried about his place in the team being over.
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