Jamie Carragher absolutely raved about West Ham manager David Moyes when doing his analysis on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.
The Hammers beat Chelsea 3-2 at the London Stadium on Saturday.
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In fairness, the Blues bossed us during the first-half but Moyes made a few subtle changes and in the end, we were more than deserving of the three points.
West Ham are a team who no other club in world football will relish playing now. We are well-organised and extremely hard to beat. We have not lost a game by more than one goal in 40 matches – the longest current streak in Europe.
The Hammers proved that we have another string to our bow on Saturday, however.
Jamie Carragher provides brilliant analysis of West Ham manager David Moyes
The 58-year-old Scot has completely turned things around at West Ham since taking over at the London Stadium for the second time in December 2019.
And in doing so, he has rebuilt his reputation as a top-class Premier League manager.
Carragher singled out Moyes for praise when providing his analysis of West Ham’s win over Chelsea on Saturday:
“David Moyes had a huge impact on the game in terms of a manger making small decisions and changing the system now and again. He went in against Chelsea and changed the system to 3-4-3 to match them all over the pitch. They got back into the game through the tactics of the manager, through pressing high.”
Carragher went on to say:
“David Moyes moved Lanzini from a left forward back into a midfield three because West Ham were getting outnumbered in those positions. That then meant that Jarrod Bowen was playing more central. That small adjustment made a big difference.”
And finally, the Sky Sports pundit highlighted another piece of brilliant tactical work from Moyes…
“The winning goal, Kurt Zouma had gone off injured so they went to four at the back but then they started getting outclassed by Chelsea. So Moyes moved Declan Rice into a back three and that’s when they scored the third goal, from Rice starting the move from the back. It shows the role of a manager, slight little subtle changes throughout the game, you can still change the game. It’s a big well done to David Moyes and West Ham, but definitely the manager.”
What brilliant analysis that is from Carragher.
He has certainly proved wrong those who suggested that Moyes is too one-dimensional and reactive rather than proactive.
If the Scot manages to guide West Ham to a top four finish this season it would be a quite brilliant achievement.
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And after the Hammers’ results against all of the Premier League big guns this season, there is no reason why we won’t be able to do exactly that.