Arthur Masuaku could be regular in West Ham change of system
David Moyes is plotting a change in system and could play a back three every week, given the injury concerns at West Ham, claims Roshane Thomas.
In the recent episode of the You Irons podcast, the Athletic journalist discussed the possibility of Aaron Cresswell moving to a back three as he would give Moyes the option of a left-sided central defender.
This would see Masuaku starting regularly at left wing-back after missing the last several months through injury and lack of match sharpness.
Thomas said, “It wouldn’t surprise me [Cresswell in a back three]. I think it’s something Moyes will be keen on.”
Cresswell is a perfect modern-day full-back who’s known for his attacking exploits.
Defending never has and never will be the strongest part of his game and Moyes will be well aware of that.
However, the Scotsman used that system successfully against Chelsea and it would do better if a left-footed centre-back is part of the back line.
Cresswell may not be the best at defending, but he carries the ball with confidence and has the ability to play the forward pass.
Masuaku has proven that he can be an attacking threat and as seen against Chelsea, can score you the odd goal that becomes a season-defining moment.
Moyes has his stamp on this Hammers side so if he’s seen enough to be convinced with this change in system, then it’s likely to be the right decision.