David Moyes has a big call to make on Nikola Vlasic ahead of West Ham United’s clash with Everton tomorrow afternoon.

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The 24-year-old has made a slow start to life with the Hammers but in truth he hasn’t had too many chances to impress.

Vlasic has made one Premier League start for West Ham so far – our 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at the London Stadium last month.

Perhaps the Croatian needs a chance against Everton tomorrow and there are a couple of reasons as to why.

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The Croatia international is a top class player and he deserves some time before he is judged.

David Moyes has a big call to make on Nikola Vlasic

We think he could make a big difference for West Ham at Goodison Park tomorrow.

Firstly, Everton is Vlasic’s former team. He never really established himself with the Toffees, so has a lot to prove. And that may well give him the added motivation that he needs to put in a real performance tomorrow.

Secondly, Tomas Soucek is in dire need of a rest. The Czech ace played twice for his country during the international break and he must be in the red-zone now.

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Perhaps Moyes should rest big Tom. If the Scot does do that, he may well choose to bring in Alex Kral or Mark Noble.

Another option for Moyes, however, is to play a 4-1-4-1 formation with Rice sitting in midfield and Vlasic playing out wide left, Jarrod Bowen on the right with Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals slotted in behind Michail Antonio.

Tomorrow, West Ham will have to test Everton to the limit and ensure that they are wary of us as an attacking force.

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Starting Vlasic at Goodison Park against Everton would be bold move. At the same time though, it could be one that reaps great rewards. He who dares…wins.

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