Xande Silva made his long-awaited return from injury in yesterday’s under-23 clash with Blackburn Rovers.
And the 21-year-old scored twice to remind everyone of his goal scoring ability.
It was Silva’s sixth and seventh goals of the season as West Ham beat Blackburn 3-1.
And many West Ham fans are calling for a first-team promotion after Silva’s latest display.
Who is Xande Silva?
Silva joined West Ham from Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer and immediately endeared himself to fans by hitting a hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur in an under-23 game.
The Portugal youth international had five goals in five games to his name before suffering an injury.
Injury cost him his chance
Just before West Ham faced Macclesfield Town in the EFL Cup, Silva suffered a hamstring injury.
This ultimately cost him his place in the line-up and gifted a chance to Grady Diangana, who has gone on to become a first-team regular.
After two months out, Silva made his return with a 50-minute cameo against Blackburn.
And his two goals have West Ham fans excited to see him in the first-team. Below are some tweets discussing Silva’s latest display.
Xande Silva > Antonio
— Josh Harris (@JoshHarris000) November 26, 2018
In fairness to Antonio he played a lot better against city, but def need to try and intergrate silva & holland to the first team squad for this next run of games
— danny cornish (@fantasybandido) November 26, 2018
Get this lad in the 1st team squad Boss! @Ing_Pellegrini
— Tommo (@NJThompson94) November 26, 2018
Silva> Antonio and Chicha
— Rob2018 (@Westham2018) November 26, 2018
Bring Silva in Newcastle game!
— Dunc9 (@WHU99) November 26, 2018
Xande deserves at least the bench for the first team
— RIP XXX🌹🌹 (@Yournansfridge) November 26, 2018
Deserves a place in the first team
— martyn pugh (@martynepugh) November 27, 2018
Hope Xande makes it to the first team. We need a forward who will regularly get into high double figures every season.
— LJ (@LJ80s) November 26, 2018