By Jason Jones

30th Dec, 2019 | 4:39pm

'All for it' - Darren Bent urges West Ham to ditch 'inconsistent' first teamer

West Ham are a club on the brink at the moment, and it’s heartbreaking to see. 

Theoretically, this should have been a fantastic season for the Hammers.

With a top quality manager and a raft of new signings who came in for big bucks with big reputations, this term was meant to be their chance to kick and challenge a top six whose grip is weakening on the upper echelons of the Premier League table.

Instead, Manuel Pellegrini was given the sack on Saturday with the Irons just one point above the drop zone, and David Moyes has been brought in for a second time to steady the ship.

 

Whether that is a wise move or not remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the Scot will already be conducting an interest in to what has gone so drastically wrong so far this season.

The chances are that his investigation will throw up one key theme – too many players who are either underperforming or performing far too inconsistently.

One man who has been guilty of that is Andriy Yarmolenko.

The Ukrainian playmaker has been brilliant in flashes, but has dropped in and out of the side too often and is now being linked with a move away in January, as per Football Insider.

And Darren Bent thinks he should be let go.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “He has got a lot of ability, but he is too inconsistent.

“There’s too much inconsistency with him, it’s either 9/10 or a 3/10 and considering where West Ham are at the minute, they need a bunch of players who are 6/10, 8/10 every single week.

“For me, it makes sense, if they can get good money for him, then I’m all for it.”

So far this term, Yarmolenko has averaged a Whoscored rating of just 6.54, despite having exceeded a rating of 7.09.

That shows just how inconsistent he has been, and Bent is right – there’s just no room for that kind of flakiness.

In other news, Report – West Ham plot to hijack continental raid for 25-year-old enforcer.