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After strange Silkeborg omission, £12m West Ham man surely nailed on for Everton start


After strange Silkeborg omission, £12m West Ham man surely nailed on for Everton start

Flynn Downes is surely in line to start for West Ham against Everton on Sunday, after his omission from the team against Silkeborg last night.

Everton play host to West Ham at Goodison Park this weekend in a game that will be hugely important for both teams.

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The Hammers beat Silkeborg 3-2 in the UEFA Europa Conference League clash last night, and Moyes made plenty of changes.

Perhaps the most surprising change was Flynn Downes being dropped down to the bench. And even more shocking was the fact that he didn’t even come on as a substitute.

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And we think that there is only one reasonable explanation for not giving the 23-year-old any playing time at all last night…

Downes surely set for starting role for West Ham vs Everton

The Essex-born midfielder joined the Hammers from Swansea City in the summer for around £12 million (The Sun).

David Moyes has already highlighted how Downes needs to show more quality in training.

But last week against FCSB, the 23-year-old put in a truly top-class display and proved that he’s more than ready to play regularly for West Ham.

Downes was superb against the Romanian side and did absolutely everything right, with the minimum of fuss.

And that is what made Moyes’s decision to give him zero minutes against Silkeborg absolutely baffling.

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In fact it was such a strange decision that we think it means one thing – Downes will be starting for West Ham against Everton on Sunday afternoon.

The 23-year-old is more than deserving of a chance to prove himself in the Premier League. And let’s face it, Tomas Soucek has hardly been pulling up any trees has he.

We think West Ham ace Downes is exactly the kind of player we need in the middle of the park to help break up the play against Everton.

And judging by Moyes’s decision not to play him at all against Silkeborg last night, we think that the Scot agrees with that notion.

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