West Ham have been extremely bad luck with injuries so far this season, but there are still some players in the squad at the London Stadium that are impressing.
The Hammers earned a 1-1 home draw against leaders Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday night and picked up a point courtesy of Michail Antonio’s first-half strike.
Antonio’s low driven shot cannoned in off the post for West Ham and he got the goal that his form of late deserves.
The 28-year-old has very much started to regain his peak form in the last month and manager Manuel Pellegrini has helped him do that.
He moved to West Ham for £7million (Daily Mail) back in 2015 and was a speed machine that got supporters off their chairs with his pace and dribbling.
His form during his time with the club has been inconsistent, but he’s on an upward spike right now and can be a pivotal player when on form.
Antonio’s versatility to play in numerous positions can sometimes be his undoing, but he is at his best when used further forward in attacking scenarios and that appears to be preferred by Pellegrini.
The Englishman demonstrated a tremendous work-rate against Liverpool and quality on the ball too, which highlights the confidence Pellegrini has installed in him.