Alan Shearer has named West Ham forward Sebastien Haller in his Premier League team of the week.
The Frenchman opened his account for the Hammers with a brace that ultimately saw his side pick up their first three points of the season in a 3-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.
That result sees the Irons climb to 14th in the table after three matches, and the 25-year-old impressed enough to catch Shearer’s eye.
Haller was absolutely fantastic on Saturday, and there are few people who are as qualified to give that opinion as Alan Shearer. The Newcastle United legend knows a thing or two about what it takes to make it in the Premier League, and if he was suitably blown away by Haller then West Ham fans should be excited. The Frenchman has had a baptism of fire since arriving in England. A thankless task leading the line against Manchester City on the opening weekend was followed by a week on the sidelines with a dead leg, but against Watford, he showed exactly what he can do. The 25-year-odl has now registered 2.5 shots on goal per game in the league this season, as well as a pass completion rate of 82%, and 4.5 aerial duels won per match, as per Whoscored. In short, he looks every inch the well rounded striker that the Hammers have been craving for a long, long time now. Hopefully there are few more goals to follow.