Sam Allardyce has claimed that current West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is picking too many offensive players in his XI and believes that it’s a problem for them on the pitch.
The Hammers are currently enduring a real difficult spell of form and have no victories in their last six games across all competitors.
They have dropped down to 13th in the Premier League table and were beaten 3-2 at the London Stadium by Newcastle United at the weekend.
West Ham travel to Burnley on Saturday in their final game before the international break and could desperately do with three points.
Ex-Hammers boss Allardyce feels that there is an issue with Pellegrini’s team selection.
“He (Pellegrini) has got a good team, I just have this problem in terms of he is picking too many players with attacking-minded senses and when they lose the ball, it could have been five or six [against Newcastle],” Allardyce told talkSPORT.
“Balls played over the top, just one ball by Newcastle meant two one-on-ones with the goalkeeper and they missed them both.”
Pellegrini is looking to bring an attacking style of play at West Ham and that is certainly something that supporters want, but they are massively out of form right now and need to recapture their early-season form.
With Mark Noble and Declan Rice two ever-presents in the midfield, it doesn’t look like there is an imbalance between the attack and defence.
They sat the platform for the attacking four in front of them to be creative, but there are just too many players out of form in too many positions right now.