Message for David Moyes: Stop playing £25 million West Ham United man in the completely wrong position.
The Hammers boss has got so many decisions wrong this season, and as a result, we are struggling down towards the bottom of the table.
One of them in my opinion is his insistence in playing Pablo Fornals out wide on the left.
Said Benrahma should be starting every game in that position for starters, but Fornals’ skillset mean that he is rendered totally null and void out on the left wing.
Play the Spaniard in a central role in front of Declan Rice and Lucas Paqueta and we would see a completely different West Ham team…
Message for David Moyes: Please stop playing £25m man in wrong position
Signed from Villarreal for £25 million in the summer of 2019 (Telegraph), Fornals arrived as a play-making central midfielder.
So why on earth Moyes views him as a left winger really is anyone’s guess.
Fornals has absolutely zero pace.
And when you’re playing as a wide attacking player, that makes it nigh on impossible to be any kind of threat.
The Spaniard works hard and possesses exceptional technical ability, but that is completely wasted when he is stuck isolated out on the left.
The best system with the players that Moyes has at his disposal would be a 4-3-3 in my opinion, or a variation of that in the form of a 4-1-4-1.
The middle three needs to be Rice, Paqueta and Fornals if we want to make genuine progress.
The 26-year-old operating out on the left makes us so easy to defend against.
And with that in mind I have one simple message David Moyes: Please stop playing Fornals in the completely wrong position. It’s seriously holding us back as a team.