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West Ham United: Javier Hernandez has lost it

West Ham United: Javier Hernandez has lost it

West Ham United fans are experiencing quite frustrating form, aren’t they?

Despite winning big one week, they end up undoing their good work the next. Consistency’s rarely been the name of the game for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season. Indeed, the crushing loss away to Cardiff City tarnished any chances of building momentum.

While there are many departments at fault for their lack of consistency, the biggest is the lack of a proper striker. Marko Arnautovic’s lost confidence in the manager after his January antics and, beyond him, the Hammers lack a proper goal-scorer.

Javier Hernandez is included in this, as he’s been unable to find his Manchester United form during his time at East London. Chicharito’s only scored 5 goals in 21 appearances so far, which is not at all good for a side looking for a top-half finish.

Having missed 7 big chances throughout the season (stats via Premier League) and being unable to spark the attack with much contribution, Chicharito’s often been a sitting duck in attack. While his predatorial instincts cannot be questioned, his relentless hunger to score goals doesn’t seem to be remaining anymore.

The Mexican isn’t the sparkling, quick figure he was at United anymore and has lost that unpredictability about him. He also isn’t able to create much for West Ham as the solo striker, while his hold-up play and ability to fend off defenders has also weakened.

A player who’s lost that deadly finishing touch, Chicharito’s failures this season signal the need of replacing him with someone better soon.

West Ham fans, would be sad to see Hernandez depart? Or, do you think he’s worth more time? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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