Lucas Paqueta shocker as £51 million man looked lost for West Ham United vs Brentford at the London Stadium tonight.

The Hammers were absolutely woeful once again tonight. Sure, we started the game with more attacking intent but overall, we were completely toothless.

West Ham were ready in real trouble before tonight’s game, but the defeat against Brentford has us in dire straits.

Should Wolves, Nottingham Forest and Southampton all win their next games, we will be rock bottom of the table heading into the new year.

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What on earth has happened to us? David Moyes has to shoulder the blame for our current position in my opinion.

The players haven’t been good enough either, namely Lucas Paqueta…

Lucas Paqueta shocker vs Brentford

The 25-year-old Brazilian joined the Hammers in the summer transfer window for around £51 million (The Times).

Paqueta has struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium though.

My main gripe is that the 25-year-old has excelled when playing in possession based sides, so he was never going to be a good fit under David Moyes was he?

The ex-Lyon midfielder was particularly bad against Brentford tonight.

Lucas Paqueta shocker vs Brentford
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He misplaced his passes far too regularly and was incredibly casual when receiving the ball in the middle of the park.

He will have to learn quickly that he won’t be afforded any kind of time in the Premier League.

The onus is on Moyes to get the best out of Paqueta as well. The Scot needs to set his team up with more attacking intent and allow the Brazilian more freedom to flourish.

Lucas Paqueta had an absolute shocker tonight, an his performance summed up our shocking season so far.

He needs to bounce back and show us all what he’s capable of very quickly indeed.

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