Manuel Lanzini put on a real show when he came on as a second-half substitute for West Ham against Brighton yesterday and his stats prove that he is more than deserving of a start for our clash with Chelsea.
The 28-year-old Argentinian ace has had to bide his time patiently so far this season.
He is still yet to be given a Premier League start by David Moyes this term.
Lanzini has really impressed when coming off the bench over the past month or so, however.
The 28-year-old has struggled to replicate the form he showed after joining West Ham for £9 million in 2016 (The Mirror).
His quality in possession, energy and dynamism brings something completely different to the table.
Surely Manu is deserving of a chance against Chelsea!
We think that the South American sent a very clear message to Moyes last night when he came on as a substitute during our 1-1 draw with Brighton at the London Stadium.
Manuel Lanzini stats for West Ham vs Brighton
The 28-year-old was absolutely brilliant for the Hammers yesterday.
He really is starting to look like his old self once again.
The numbers he posted yesterday really were very impressive:
The nine final third passes completed is the standout stat for me.
Our front four have been painfully out of form since Premier League football resumed following the last international break.
Meanwhile, Lanzini has played with a real infectious energy and enthusiasm.
His ability to retain possession will be crucial against Chelsea as well.
It’s time for David Moyes to make a change when the Blues head to the London Stadium on Saturday.
And Manuel Lanzini’s stats last night would have sent a very strong message to the West Ham boss.