Pablo Fornals hasn’t seen much Premier League action since David Moyes took over at West Ham at the end of last year. Just 270 minutes in fact.

The Spaniard proved what he is capable of during his substitute appearance against Liverpool on Monday night, however.

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Pablo Fornals (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

And with Tomas Soucek now out for up to three weeks, the 24-year-old will surely be given a regular run of starts.

Fornals is a popular figure amongst the West Ham fans, and they have taken to Twitter, pleading with Moyes to start the midfielder week-in, week-out:

Fornals has really impressed in east London

The 24-year-old joined West Ham from Villarreal in the summer of 2019 for around £24 million (BBC).

And he has gone on to rack up four goals and three assists in 29 appearances for the Hammers thus far (Who Scored).

Fornals’ work-rate is exceptional and his defensive responsibility for an attacking player really has been impressive to watch this season.

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Pablo Fornals (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

If West Ham are to stay up this season, they need the Spaniard to be at his very best between now and May. But Moyes needs to start him regularly in order for that to happen.

The other thing that the Scot needs to do is play Fornals centrally. He showed at Anfield how much more effective he can be when deployed in the middle of the park rather than out on the wing.

Whether Moyes has the bravery and foresight to play Fornals there regularly, however, remains to be seen.

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