‘Massive Upgrade Over Coufal’ ‘He’s Better At RB’ Fans Back Positional Change For West Ham Star Following International Display

‘Massive Upgrade Over Coufal’ ‘He’s Better At RB’ Fans Back Positional Change For West Ham Star Following International Display

West Ham defender Thilo Kehrer impressed playing at right-back for Germany against England on Monday evening.

Since arriving at the London Stadium from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, manager David Moyes has used the defender primarily as a centre-back.

However, the vast majority of supporters on Twitter feel that Kehrer could be better utltised on the right-hand side of defence:



As some fans have mentioned, Vladimir Coufal has been struggling for a while, so it may be time to take the Czech international out of the firing line.

The Hammers do have the options at centre-half so that Kehrer can play as a fullback. Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna are all fit and available which means Kehrer’s positional change wouldn’t necessarily weaken the backline.

The alternative would be to play Kehrer in a back three. The system has worked in certain fixtures, with wins against Viborg, Aston Villa and Silkeborg, so perhaps Moyes would consider using it on a regular basis. We shall see if the Irons boss chooses either option.