West Ham were ripped apart by Tottenham inside the first 15 minutes today.

Spurs went 3-0 up quickly as the Hammers floundered.

And some West Ham fans have pleaded with David Moyes to mix things up by utilising Vladimir Coufal as an orthodox right-back rather than a right wing-back:

 

We were always going to be stretched against Tottenham’s front-line playing a wing-back system.

Moyes should have pre-empted this and played either a flat back five or a flat back four.

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David Moyes (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

On top of this, we were also over-run in midfield. Perhaps a 4-3-3 would have been a smart setup against this Spurs side.

As we all know only too well, however, Moyes sticks to what he knows. He very rarely veers away from something that has recently yielded any kind of success.

The Scot clearly isn’t tactically flexible. Anyone would have been able to predict that a 3-4-3 system away at Tottenham was not the way forward.

West Ham were absolutely torn to shreds in the first-half by Tottenham. Let’s just hope that Moyes reacts at half-time and changes something.

The game may well be lost already. But we cannot afford to get beat by five or six today.

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