West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has spoken about the threat of Callum Wilson, as his side prepare to travel to Bournemouth this weekend.
The Hammers are looking to bounce back from the midweek embarrassment of losing 4-0 to League One Oxford United in the Carabao Cup.
They have been going well in the Premier League and have won their last three matches, all with scorelines to nil.
The Irons will be looking to keep the run of clean sheets going, but their resolve will be tested with England striker Wilson in good form.
Pellegrini said of the star (football.london), who has an impressive record of six goals in six against them: “I think that it’s not just against West Ham. He is a very good player who is always scoring. He is a difficult player, very strong with very good movements.”
Wilson is certainly a man to watch out for, but someone else who could pose a real threat on Saturday, is Josh King.
Wilson’s record against West Ham is excellent, but King is no joke.
The Norway international has a very respectable tally of four goals himself (and one assist) against the Londoners (via Transfermarkt), and is off the mark for the season now after bagging against Southampton.
West Ham must ensure to treat King with the exact same respect as Wilson, as he could easily punish the visitors.
Positionally, King – who has 45 goals in 150 appearances for the club – is often difficult for defenders to keep tabs on, making him harder to mark than Wilson.
There’s every chance he could be the real danger man if West Ham don’t address his threat.