Felipe Anderson moved to West Ham from Lazio in the summer of 2018, for a fee believed to be worth £41.5 million, according to BBC Sport.

The Brazilian enjoyed a decent debut campaign in England with the Hammers, racking up 10 goals and five assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.

The 26-year-old, who earns £85,000 per week according to Spotrac, has also recorded a decent amount of assists this season with four in nine games, but has no goals to his name.

Anderson just hasn’t looked himself this season. He seems hesitant to run at defenders, failing to take advantage of his blistering pace.

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Felipe Anderson (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The South American has been receiving the ball in great areas, but always seems to want to turn back, and pass the ball back to either the midfielders or defenders.

In fact, the way that he has been playing has rendered his pace as useless.

 

Anderson needs to raise his game, and fast.

West Ham are aiming for a top six finish in the Premier League this season, but if the 26-year-old doesn’t chip in with around 10 goals and 10 assists , they might just find it very hard to achieve that target.

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Felipe Anderson (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Anderson needs to be more aggressive in his play, and run at defenders when he has the chance. He needs to put the opposition on the back foot, rather than letting them get into shape by simply passing backwards.

West Ham return to action in two weeks with a trip to Everton, and it is about time the Brazilian made a statement.

The winger’s season starts now, and he must start producing if the Hammers are to crack the top six.

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