West Ham United fans believe youngster Xande Silva should be given a chance in the first-team after his brilliant start to the Premier League 2 season.
Silva joined the Hammers in the summer from Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes, and has settled quickly into life at his new club.
The 21-year-old striker has netted five goals in his first three Premier League 2 games, leading to a nomination for a the division’s Player of the Month award.
While Silva and the U23’s have enjoyed a positive start to the season however, Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team, and particularly the strikers, have not so.
The Hammers currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table, having lost all four of their top flight games so far, and have managed two goals – both coming from Marko Arnautovic.
The club’s other match-fit strikers Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez have failed to find the net so far, while club record signing Felipe Anderson has also drawn a blank in front of goal.
West Ham travel to Everton in a fortnight’s time, before welcoming Chelsea and Manchester United to the London Stadium in what is set to be another tough month for Pellegrini’s men.
And with the Argentine’s current formula not working, could it be time to shake up the applecart? The West Ham fans think so, and they know just the boy to do it …
Wonder if Pellegrini will give a chance to Xande Silva a chance soon.. surely better then antonio and snodgrass
— Irons Stuff (@Irons_Stuff) September 2, 2018
@ExWHUemployee what do you think about Xande Silva? He scored in every U23 game. Do you reckon he gets his chance in EFL Cup soon?
— Marcines (@Marcines72) August 30, 2018
Can’t help but think Xande Silva would have relished an opportunity today. Would have been great to see him come on in that second half!
— Green St. Hammers (@GreenStHammers) August 28, 2018
— West Ham Matters (@WestHamMatters_) August 27, 2018
@ExWHUemployee U23s amazingly on TV in Australia… How likely are we to see MP give Xande Silva a chance? Looks absolutely class.
— Sam Shearer (@SamShearer7) September 3, 2018
MP needs to introduce some of the U 23s into first team,Nathan Holland will bring some pace and trickery and Xande Silva seems to be a natural finisher.
— rich (@richkerr9) September 2, 2018
I’d like to have seen Xande Silva. Only striker in the club scoring.
— Jon-Scott Clark (@JonScottClark6) August 28, 2018
Yeah, what these people have already said. First team
— Edward A Morris (@tedbertm) September 4, 2018