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West Ham need right-sided Castagne to improve them defensively

West Ham need right-sided Castagne to improve them defensively

West Ham currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League and that doesn’t make good reading for a team who employed a top manager and spent £100 million.

Seeing as many predicted a successful campaign for the Hammers, that thought really hasn’t come to life as West Ham remain without a point and only have two goals to their name, whilst also conceding ten.

Something has to change and for Manuel Pellegrini to start getting the best out of his players, a change in system or formation could be advisable at this stage. With the January transfer window a few months away, it’s time to start planning for what West Ham need and due to the inconsistency of Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Zabaleta this season, a right-back like Timothy Castagne would be a good idea.

Castagne, (who is valued at £4.5 million on Transfermarkt) is a player that is improving game by game, even enough to be recognised by his country Belgian. He made his debut in the most recent international break, such has been his form in Italy with Atalanta.

The right-sided 22-year-old has presented his glowing potential to the rest of the Serie A already this season and has made a total of six appearances thus far. Castagne made 26 appearances last season coming from either side of the wing but now he is more suited to a right-back role.

West Ham have utilised a five back defensive formation before so employing that again to stop their goal leakage and to allow players like Arthur Masuaku and Timothy Castagne to get forward as well, they could enjoy a lot more success.

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