West Ham United playmaker Pablo Fornals has improved significantly during the 20/21 Premier League season.
The Spaniard was poor during his first year at the London Stadium and failed to consistently cement a spot in the Irons side.
That’s changed this season, with David Moyes selecting Fornals in each of his starting XI’s so far in the opening four games.
What’s changed then?
Looking at WyScout, Fornals has particularly impressed in the last two games against Leicester and Wolves in convincing wins.
The 24-year-old has scored once and delivered a couple of assists in those two games, and has been very effective in the final third.
There has been an added urgency in his outings, with his assist against Wolves highlighting that massively. After earning a free-kick, Fornals didn’t stand around.
Fornals was straight onto the loose ball to take the free-kick and played a superb through ball for Jarrod Bowen to score – this highlighted the urgency that his game has been so desperately missing.
This has come at exactly the right time.
West Ham are closing in on the signing of Said Benrahma from Brentford, and although there have been problems with his medical, the Irons are expected to find a solution.
With Benrahma arriving, it would have been easy for Moyes to take Fornals out this time one month ago. Now, the Spaniard is in his best form since arriving and this will be his biggest challenge yet.
The Algerian has been involved in 50 goals in the past two seasons and will be expecting first-team football at the London Stadium.
Fornals has improved massively, but he must continue that form.
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