Lots of West Ham fans on Twitter spotted one thing wrong with David Moyes’ tactics for the Leicester thrashing, the absence of Pablo Fornals.
Despite being one of the club’s better players in this horrible season and in relatively good form with four goal contributions in his last nine league outings, the gaffer followed up taking him off early last Saturday with dropping him altogether, whilst keeping the ineffective Manuel Lanzini in the side.
It seems that the boss has taken a bizarre disliking to the Spaniard, only fielding him for 111 of a possible 270 minutes in the last three matches.
Supporters were not happy with this team selection decision and were perhaps proved right when Moyes decided to introduce the playmaker at half-time.
Alongside Michail Antonio, he helped Mark Noble to pull one back and the team to lodge a much-improved performance in the second half…
Fornals doesn’t deserve to be dropped!
— Rob ⚒ (@robson261009) January 22, 2020
Lanzini over Fornals again what an absolute joke
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) January 22, 2020
What does Fornals have to do to get a start, was in form and benched for a hugely out of form Lanzini, makes no sense. I’ll eat my words if Lanzini smashes in the winner thou ⚒️
— Darren Hawkins (@Daz5780) January 22, 2020
Now that’s a stronger bench but Fornals is finally finding his feet, he deserves to be ahead of Lanzini and playing down the middle for a change…
— Harry ⚒🦅 (@HarryTheHammer_) January 22, 2020
Lanzini over Fornals 😡😡
— jarvo (@dannyjarvis1360) January 22, 2020
Incredible that Moyes comes in & keeps dropping Fornals, probably our most in form player when he took over.
— Gary Mills ⚒ (@GaryMillsy) January 22, 2020
Not entirely sure as to why Fornals, who has been our most impressive midfielder, is not starting for West Ham. He was in superb form and impacting games – Moyes is successfully killing that form by restricting him to cameos each week. Woeful decision making and man management.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) January 22, 2020
NO FORNALS AGAIN
— DanKelleher⚒ (@WestHamKezza91) January 22, 2020
— Max (@WhuMax) January 22, 2020
How does Lanzini keep his place in the start 11?! He has been nowhere near good enough for the last 2 years! Dropping Fornals is a mistake.
— Jason ⚒⚒ (@JasonFlatman) January 22, 2020