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West Ham ace Sebastien Haller is beginning to look bang average, but is it Pellegrini's fault?

Sebastien Haller joined West Ham from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer for £45 million.

The Frenchman made a fine start to life in the Premier League, racking up three goals in his first three league appearances.

Things have really slowed down for Haller recently, however.

The 25-year-old has bagged just one goal in his last seven appearances in all competitions.

Sébastien Haller (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

The worrying thing for West Ham is that Haller is beginning to look rather average. His hold-up play has still been impressive, but he seems to lack movement. And the striker’s confidence is undoubtedly low.

It’s not all his fault, however.

The good news is that Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini can make certain changes that would help get the best out of the 6ft 3in hitman.

Haller, who earns around £110,000 per week according to Claret and Hugh, has been isolated in recent games. When he does hold the ball up with his back to goal, he has nobody in support.

Sébastien Haller (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

This is mainly because West Ham operate with just one man up front, and no recognised number 10.

Pellegrini must consider playing either Felipe Anderson or Manuel Lanzini in the hole behind Haller. Or he must instruct either Declan Rice or Mark Noble to make penetrating runs into the opposition’s penalty area.

This would create more space for the Frenchman to flourish.

The problem for West Ham is that they can’t afford to leave him on the bench in order to give him some time out of the limelight, with only Albian Ajeti in reserve.

So he will have to play his way out of his mini slump in form. Pellegrini could make the West Ham striker’s life a whole lot easier, however.

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