Pablo Fornals was absolutely superb for West Ham United against Everton yesterday.

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The 25-year-old was the only Hammers player who showed any kind of bottle and passion.

He demanded the ball at every phase of the game and tried to make things happen for West Ham.

Fornals has really come into his own over the past few months and he is undoubtedly now one of the first names on David Moyes’ team-sheet.

West Ham signed the Spaniard for around £22 million int he summer of 2019 (talkSPORT).

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He made a slow start to life at the London Stadium but he seems to have found his feet now.

Technically brilliant and with an unbelievable work-rate, Fornals is ideally suited to the Premier League.

He is such an important player for the Hammers now and his outing in the middle of the park against Everton yesterday gave us a sneak preview of what might be to come if Moyes moves him central for the long-term.

Pablo Fornals potentially the best West Ham player this season?

There have been some standout performers for the Hammers this season. Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Angelo Ogbonna have all been mentioned as potential Hammer of the Year winners.

Fornals is flying under the radar, however. Even when he hasn’t had his best game from a technical perspective, he has grafted for his team and has never let anyone down.

The 25-year-old has racked up four goals and three assists in 33 games for the Hammers this season (Transfermarkt).

He offers so much more than those numbers suggest, however.

In 30 Premier League games this season, Fornals has racked up 38 tackles, 32 interceptions, 15 blocks and 148 ball recoveries (premier That kind of defensive contribution from an attacking player is kind of unheard of.


Best yet to come from Pablo Fornals?

If he plays in more of a central role now, his attacking numbers will undoubtedly improve as well. He was absolutely outstanding yesterday.

And we think Fornals deserves a big shout out for the Hammer of the Year award.

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The 25-year-old may well not win it, but he deserves a lot of credit from the West Ham fans.

The exciting thing is that we are still yet to see the best of Pablo!

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