What’s the word?
Considering David Moyes’ exploits in turning around the club’s fortunes with six wins from their last seven games in all competitions at the Hammers helm, the pair have been used sparingly.
Jones believes that if the duo are to find themselves on the periphery in the coming months, then their futures at the London Stadium may well be considered.
Despite this, the insider believes the pair “should fight all season” for themselves and the team.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “I think it is too easy to just say a player needs to leave because of a lack of starts.
“At the end of the day, that is going to be the case for half the squad.
“These are both players who should fight all season for themselves and the team and then it could be assessed in the summer.”
A Hammer too heavy
Having played just 54% of possible minutes at West Ham in the Premier League between them, it’s fair to say the pair have majorly struggled in their respective quests for game time in domestic competition.
Both have been granted minutes in European competition though, and this is where statements can be made.
Lanzini has made somewhat of a statement, with Moyes stating his joy at the 29-year-old’s performance as a number eight stating this in the pre-match press conference against Anderlecht:
“I think he’s a better player as a No8 now. He played really well there a couple of years ago in Burnley, as a centre-midfielder. I actually think he’s better there at the moment, behind the ball.
“I see him helping me build the play a bit in that role now. I really like him as a player.”
It’s hard to fully understand where the demise of both players began, with the pair making 30 or more appearances for the Irons boss last term in the Premier League.
The tough start to the season will have played a big factor, though, and may have shown Moyes who he can and can’t trust when push comes to shove.