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West Ham youngster Grady Diangana is not just a flash in the pan

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West Ham youngster Grady Diangana is not just a flash in the pan

West Ham youngster Grady Diangana got another start in the first team in the win over Burnley on Saturday and he proved that he’s not just a flash in the pan.

The Hammers recorded a 4-2 victory over Burnley a the weekend in the Premier league and ended a run of four games across all competitions without a win.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side were clinical in front of goal thanks to a brace from Felipe Anderson, while Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez were also on the scoresheet.

But attacker Diangana once again stood out from the crowd at the London Stadium and proved that he’s around the first team to stay.


The 20-year-old winger had a lot of possession during the game and showed no fear in dribbling at Burnley defenders.

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He produced a brilliant assist for one of Anderson’s goals, as he showed quick feet in the centre of the park and excellent vision to feed his senior teammate.

Diangana has had opportunities in the last few games in the West Ham side to impress due to a string of injuries, but he surely now has to be a real contender to become a regular starter under Pellegrini.

The fleet-footed attacker provides great pace and trickery for the Hammers out wide, which could help lessen the blow of losing summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko to a long-term injury.

Many youngsters can burst onto the scene at English clubs and never fulfil their potential, but Diangana looks like he could go against that grain and has a great opportunity to become a regular.

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