West Ham are currently in the midst of a woeful run of form. The Hammers have taken just two points from their last five league games. And if they are not careful, they could be in for a relegation scrap this season.
One glaring problem for West Ham over the past month or so has been Sebastien Haller.
The Frenchman’s goals have dried up. He has scored just one goal in his last eight games in all competitions.
Haller has looked isolated and out of sorts.
The problem for Manuel Pellegrini, however, is that he clearly doesn’t trust Albian Ajeti to partner the former Eintracht Frankfurt hitman.
So could there be another internal solution for the Chilean?
Andriy Yarmolenko has shown glimpses of his best form since returning from a serious knee injury this season.
The Ukrainian has been deployed out on the right wing, but he has been used as a centre-forward before for both club and country.
Sometimes it seems as though the 30-year-old is wasted out wide, and he could be much more effective if deployed through the middle. Especially if he is played just off of Haller.
Yarmolenko, who joined the Hammers for £17.5 million in the summer of 2018 (BBC Sport), is one of the best finishers around.
The Ukraine international could form a devastating partnership with Haller, and it might just be in Pellegrini’s best interest to pair the two together as part of a two-pronged attack.
Things can’t get much worse for West Ham. Pellegrini needs to try something different to make his team less predictable to play against.
And putting Yarmo alongside Haller would be a great place to start.