West Ham United secured a credible 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games.
The Hammers earned a share of the spoils thanks to important goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell.
Manuel Pellegrini saw his side knocked out of the Carabao Cup in midweek to League One outfit Oxford United. It was important his team responded well at the weekend and the point put his team fourth in the league.
One man who is looking like a brand new signing this season is Ukranian performer Yarmolenko. He took his goal with aplomb at the weekend and looks like being a massive player for Pellegrini’s team during the 2019/20 campaign.
The 29-year-old now has three goals to his name this season from the right-wing and he looks like he might be finally showing the Hammers faithful exactly what he is capable of.
Yarmolenko signed for West Ham at the start of last season; joining for £17.5 million from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund (Sky Sports).
Last season was a frustrating one for the man with 82 caps for his country. He injured his Achilles in October and didn’t play again for the remainder of the campaign.
It would seem that Yarmolenko is keen to make up for lost time given his emphatic start to the current season.
With him on the right, Sebastien Haller through the middle and Felipe Anderson on the left, West Ham have forward options that will be the envy of many teams in the Premier League.
A determined character, missing so much football will have crucified Yarmolenko. On current form, he is proving well worthy of a place in Pellegrini’s plans, whilst he is well on his way to becoming a cult hero at the London Stadium.