By Saikat Mandal

4th May, 2022 | 7:14pm

David Moyes must drop Manuel Lanzini for West Ham clash v Frankfurt

West Ham need to score away from home against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, and David Moyes needs to make a few changes to the squad.

The Hammers are trailing 2-1 from the first leg, and they need a heroic effort away from home to progress through to the finals.

Team selection has to be spot on, and Moyes must drop Manuel Lanzini from the starting line-up.

The Argentine was horribly poor against Arsenal in the London derby, and he should be replaced.

Michail Antonio set to return to the starting line-up, which means Moyes needs to sacrifice one attacking midfielder.

Both Lanzini and Said Benrahma have underperformed this season, but given a choice, Moyes should go with the former.

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Lanzini was anonymous during the game against the Gunners, as he struggled to make an impact.

Despite playing in more central areas he was rarely seen making forward movements. He was tasked to play the pivot and link up with the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Benrahma, but the Hammers couldn’t even create proper scoring opportunities.

In the first half, he had a good opportunity to score from close range but he only managed to hit the defender. Lanzini has managed four goals and three assists this season, but with his experience, he should be doing a lot more.

Benrahma has this ability to conjure moments of brilliance and on a night where the Hammers need more creativity, he could be a lethal weapon.

In other West Ham news, Ray Parlour says this ace must be regretting the decision he made about the Irons.

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