By Azeem Siddiqui

18th Sep, 2022 | 7:48pm

Too many changes in playing XI primary reason for West Ham defeat v Everton - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes the primary reason for West Ham United’s defeat against Everton was David Moyes making too many changes in the playing XI.

The Hammers suffered a 1-0 defeat against the Toffees in the Premier League matchday seven fixture at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Talking after the match on Super Sunday at Sky Sports, Hasselbaink was of the opinion that the Irons looked far more fluent during their recent outing in Europe and Moyes shouldn’t have changed the combination.

“In the European game, Lanzini played with Rice and they looked a lot more fluent with the ball,” he said. “They looked a lot more creative. We didn’t see that today.

“I know it’s difficult to play three games a week, but sometimes you shouldn’t change six players for a Saturday game. Sometimes it disturbs the rhythm and I think that’s what happened today.”

Pressure mounting

West Ham entered the season hoping to improve what they did in the previous campaign where they booked their place in Europe for the second year in a row after finishing seventh in the league table.

However, the start of this campaign has been nothing like anyone would’ve expected, especially after the Hammers were one of the big spenders in the recently concluded transfer window.

After Sunday’s defeat, the Irons will now go into the international break in the drop zone as they are placed in the 18th position in the league table with just four points after seven matches played which include five defeats in the process.

Those results will never going to be acceptable for the club and the fans and therefore, time is running out for Moyes to keep his job secured as a few more of those outcomes might end up costing him his place on the bench at London Stadium despite him guiding the team to some very impressive finishes in the recent past.