A decision by David Moyes in the 14th minute during West Ham vs Chelsea proves just how clueless he really is.

West Ham United welcomed Chelsea to the London Stadium this afternoon for a game that was absolutely vital for both teams.

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It was the Blues who took the initiative though, with a rip-roaring start to the contest.

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They had the ball in the back of our net three times inside the first 20 minutes but only one of them counted. In truth Chelsea could have gone into the break 4-0 up.

However, West Ham got an equaliser through an Emerson Palmieri strike.

The Hammers players would have been delighted to go into the half-time break with the scores level. The same can be said for the home fans.

David Moyes’ baffling decision during West Ham vs Chelsea

The Scot decided to bring Tomas Soucek on in place of the injured Lucas Paqueta after just 14 minutes.

Now, at the time, we were really struggling to get our foot on the ball, and Chelsea were running us ragged. So why on earth did Moyes bring on the worst passer of the football in the Premier League and someone who is far form comfortable when in possession?

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It was a baffling decision and Soucek held us back in transition every single time he had the ball.

The 27-year-old made 21 passes and recorded a completion rate of just 57.1% (Who Scored). Is there another central midfielder in the Premier League who produces numbers as bad as that? I’m sure there isn’t.

Meanwhile, Downes has recored a pass completion rate of 82% this season (Who Scored).

Soucek just isn’t at the levels needed for West Ham. He was really lucky not to give away a penalty in the dying minutes as well.

The decision to bring the Czech midfielder on instead of Downes during the West Ham vs Chelsea clash was an absolutely baffling one by Moyes. And it was further evidence of just how clueless he is now at this level.


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