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The turnaround in form of West Ham United’s boy from Brazil Felipe Anderson has been confirmed after he was named in a prestigious list.

West Ham’s record signing has struggled for consistency since his £40 million move from Lazio.

During West Ham’s topsy turvy campaign some supporters had started to question Anderson.

But he has stepped up in recent weeks with strong performances against Burnley and Huddersfield to help Manuel Pellegrini’s side collect four points.

A man of the match display saw Anderson score two goals in the 4-2 win over Burnley.

He followed that up with another good display and a superb finish in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.

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European recognition for Hammers star Felipe Anderson

Anderson is West Ham’s form player at the moment.

As a result he has been named in the top 90 most in-form players in Europe’s leading leagues.

Sky Sports’ statistically calculated Power Rankings formula has rated the top 100 players in Europe’s elite leagues and Anderson came 90th.

The rankings state: “West Ham record signing Felipe Anderson has proved to be a hit with the clubs supporters and has delivered four goals and an assist in his first 12 Premier League appearances, getting off the mark with a back-heel goal in the win over Manchester United.”

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Next stop Brazil?

Now Anderson is making his mark in Europe, his next target must be to regain his place in the Brazil squad.

Anderson has made one appearance for his national side to date.


Selecao coach Tite has snubbed the West Ham attacker despite his impressive form in what is widely considered the world’s toughest league.

Self-styled South American football expert Tim Vickery recently explained exactly why Anderson is being overlooked.

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Brazil exile explained

Vickery, a freelance English football journalist who has lived in Brazil since 1994, is the South American football correspondent for outlets such as BBC Sport, ESPN and talkSPORT.

And he said there is hope for Anderson yet.

“(Anderson) failed at Under-20 level,” Vickery said on Twitter last month.

“(He) has been inconsistent and there’s lots of competition.

“But keep it up and he’s in the mix.”

And Anderson has done exactly that.

If he keeps it up, surely Brazil will be his next stop.

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