In-the-know podcaster @ExWHUemployee has claimed that Said Benrahma should start ahead of Pablo Fornals for West Ham United against Fulham.
During the recent transfer window, the Hammers acquired Benrahma’s services from Brentford on a season-long loan with an obligation to make the move permanent (per BBC).
Since his arrival at the London Stadium, the Algerian attacker has made just one appearance for the Hammers and that was in the recent 2-1 defeat against Liverpool (per Transfermarkt).
In their next tie in the top flight, David Moyes’ side welcomes Scott Parker’s Fulham to the London Stadium (per Premier League).
He said: “When you’re talking about [the] balance of the side, I do feel somehow having Benrahma instead of Fornals does give better balance.
“It feels better to me, but then I do feel that is harsh on Fornals because he’s been part of a successful side, and why should I have to be dropping him because my forward can’t fit into the system?
“So, [the] jury is still out for me, but I do think going into the Fulham game – I know Fornals scored so I do feel a bit harsh on him – but I think I would bring Benrahma in.
“I think I would and play [Jarrod] Bowen and him off [Sebastien Haller].”
TIF Thoughts on what @ExWHUemployee said about Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals…
As can be seen in what the in-the-know podcaster had to say, he believes that Benrahma should start ahead of Fornals on Saturday, although he does believe it is a difficult decision.
Who should start against Fulham?
So far this season, West Ham’s Spanish midfielder, who is valued at £16.2 million (as per Transfermarkt), has been their eighth-best performer in the top flight with a solid 6.81/10 average rating over seven outings (per WhoScored).
Therefore, it is clear to see why @ExWHUemployee believes it is a difficult decision regarding whether or not the 24-year-old middleman should be dropped for Benrahma.