West Ham United boss David Moyes beat the Tomas Soucek drum yet again after 2-1 win over Luton.

David Moyes was obviously delighted with his West Ham players last night, after they secured a hard-fought three points at Kenilworth Road.

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Tomas Soucek missed out for the Hammers, due to the club keeping in line with Premier League concussion protocols.

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The 28-year-old’s absence allowed Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Lucas Paqueta to operate as a central midfield three.

I thought that all three players were sensational, but Moyes highlighted how much we missed Soucek…

West Ham boss David Moyes beats the Tomas Soucek drum yet again after 2-1 win over Luton

The Scot addressed the media after last night’s hard-fought 2-1 win against the Hatters at Kenilworth Road.

And Moyes highlighted how much his team missed Soucek’s aerial influence, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

West Ham boss David Moyes beats the Tomas Soucek drum yet again after 2-1 win over Luton
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“It’s a job dealing with them. You have to deal with the balls up and the knock-downs and I think we missed Tomáš Souček for his stature. From that point of view, as the game went on we were struggling a little bit more. But we got a brilliant three points tonight.”

Moyes is right actually, we definitely looked more susceptible to succumbing to the long-ball without the 6ft 4in Czech midfielder in the team.

He won over five aerial duels per game during his first season with West Ham, and has averaged more than three in every Premier League campaign since then (Who Scored).

Now the West Ham boss has a huge dilemma on his hands for the game against Manchester City after the international break.

West Ham’s 2-1 win against Luton was a great result last night, but we definitely missed Soucek’s aerial presence.

Does he break up the three central midfielders who worked so wonderfully well together last night in order to bring Soucek back into the team? Oe does he roll with the team that beat Luton Town, and leave Soucek on the bench for the Man City game?

It’s certainly a nice problem for Moyes to have.


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