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West Ham United have struggled for a goalscorer who sets new records in the recent past.

But in Javier Hernandez West Ham might just have one IF they keep hold of him.

It has not really clicked for Hernandez in East London.

The Mexican was signed for £16 million in 2016 and was hailed as the striker West Ham had been crying out for.

But he has spent long spells on the bench and when used is often played out of position.

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Back in the team and back scoring

Even when Chicharito has had opportunities to play in his natural position, the Hammers were not built to provide the kind of service he thrives on.
A brace in an impressive 3-0 win away at Newcastle while playing as the central striker suggests there is plenty of life left in Hernandez’s Hammers career yet, though.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star followed that up with a decent performance in the 3-1 home win over Cardiff City on Tuesday night.

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Cahill leads the way but for how long?

With Marko Arnautovic set to be sidelined through an injury picked up against the Bluebirds, Hernandez finally looks set for an extended run in the side.
And that could see him break an amazing Premier League goalscoring record currently held by Everton legend Tim Cahill.
The Australian has scored more goals inside the box than anybody in Premier League history.
Cahill struck 56 times inside the penalty area during an illustrious career in England.
And Hammers striker Hernandez is now just eight goals off that record with 48.

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Chicharito has genuine chance to surpass Cahill IF he stays

The statistic was published by ESPN on social media. It caused a stir with many surprised the likes of Raheem Sterling and Ruud van Nistelrooy weren’t up there.
Should he stay fit and perhaps more crucially should he remain at West Ham beyond January there is no reason why Chicharito can’t break that record.
West Ham are embarking on a run of favourable fixtures – on paper at least.
A sharp, fit and firing Hernandez would expect to get close to that record by the new year.