West Ham’s Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen have seriously struggled at the beginning of the season.
Both players have looked the shadow of their former selves and when asked about what manager David Moyes should do with the pair, the vast majority of fans on Twitter feel they should be dropped from the starting lineup:
Drop both and make them earn their place in the team Benrahma and Cornet can't really do much more
— Will Henderson (@William08893479) September 20, 2022
Could be a solid bench pairing until form improves.
— Matthew Terrett (@matt_fidentia) September 20, 2022
Bench them both
— Graham Beckett (@Hammer59G) September 20, 2022
Drop them and make them work hard to get back to their best form and back in the team
— Daniel Watt (@DanBPGC) September 20, 2022
As much as I respect their previous contributions, I think it’s time they sit on the bench for a while and give Downes and Cornet a run out for a few games.
— Denise Hardy 🇺🇦🇬🇧 (@Denny2hammers) September 20, 2022
let them warm the bench
— ‘ (@whufcxalfie) September 20, 2022
Bench Bowen and release Soucek
— Adam Nunn ⚒ (@adamhammer7261) September 20, 2022
Bench Bowen to show him he’s not invincible. Stick Antonio right wing, play Scamacca up top. Obvs drop Soucek for Downes
— Ant Weeks (@weetbix20) September 20, 2022
Soucek’s decline has been over a longer period, and many feel the Czech international is due for a long spell out of the team.
However, Bowen’s poor form is a much bigger surprise. After attracting interest from various different teams last season (including Liverpool and Chelsea), with the player on fire in front of goal, things have been very different so far this campaign.
Bowen has scored just twice in ten appearances, with both strikes coming in the Europa Conference League. His barren spell in the Premier League now stretches back eight games, with his last two goals coming against Manchester City back in May.