According to journalist Paul Brown, West Ham United’s troubles in front of goal will be a big concern for David Moyes.
The Hammers remain in the bottom three of the Premier League heading into the international break, having suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday. It was the Toffees’ first victory of the campaign while Moyes’ men fell to their fifth loss of the campaign.
More worryingly for the east London outfit, it was also the fourth time in seven league matches that they failed to score.
With just four points from a possible 21, Brown has said that, although he doesn’t think West Ham have performed ‘badly’ in the opening weeks of the season, he is concerned by their toothless attack.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “At the moment, you can’t see them scoring that many goals, which is the big worry.
“I don’t think they played particularly badly against Everton; it was just a little flat. I think they could easily have won that game if the breaks had gone their way.
“So, there isn’t a huge amount to worry about. But I do think that he needs to start working out where all these players are going to fit into his team.”
West Ham made eight permanent senior signings this summer and paid particular attention to their attack by spending £35.5m on Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca, £17.5m on Maxwel Cornet and a club-record £51m on Lucas Paqueta.
It could be the right time for Moyes to start thinking about changing up the personnel in the final third, considering the options that he has at his disposal.
Scamacca has started just once in the Premier League while Cornet has been limited to substitute appearances. However, having scored 25 goals between them in their domestic leagues last season, nine of which came from Cornet in the English top flight, they ought to be given a chance to start in the Premier League sooner rather than later.
Pablo Fornals, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio have all grabbed a goal each but the team as a whole are performing well below their 6.3 xG; and with the joint-worst attack in the division, it is clear that something has to change up top.