David Moyes is stuck in the same old cycle with Said Benrahma after his awful performance for West Ham against Newcastle at St James’ Park today.

Now, I have to say that I am Benrahma’s biggest fan. The 27-year-old has been badly mismanaged by Moyes since he joined the Hammers from Brentford just over two years ago.

I believe that Benrahma just isn’t Moyes’s cup of tea, it really is as simple as that in my opinion.

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However, there can be no excuses for the performance that he put in this evening against Newcastle. He quite simply has to do better.

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If Benrahma is dropped for our next game against Chelsea, nobody will be able to blame Moyes.

Yes, the Scot should have handled the Algerian ace better over the past two years, but the onus is on the winger to produce the goods when he is given the chance to start.

And he quite simply didn’t do that today…

Said Benrahma was awful for West Ham against Newcastle

The 27-year-old was probably our worst player today, aside from maybe Thilo Kehrer.

And Moyes is stuck in a really bad cycle with the Algerian.

When Benrahma starts, he’s really poor, so Moyes drops him down to the bench for the next game. In that match, he comes on and really impresses for 30 minutes or so.

Said Benrahma was awful for West Ham against Newcastle
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The former Brentford man then starts the next game and is poor again. The Benrahma hamster wheel!

Moyes and Benrahma need to get to the bottom of why this is happening. Should the Scot give the Algerian 10 Premier League games or so in a row in order to allow him to find a rhythm? Or is the 27-year-old just an impact sub and nothing more?

Personally I think that Said Benrahma has a lot to offer West Ham, in spite of his awful performance against Newcastle today.

Hopefully he rediscovers his best stuff and more importantly, shows more consistency when he starts games.

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