West Ham: Moyes now ‘needs more’ from £170m stars at London Stadium

West Ham United manager David Moyes

West Ham United now ‘need more’ from their raft of summer recruits as David Moyes continues to struggle for results in the early stages of the 2022-23 season, according to journalist Paul Brown.

The Hammers spent £170 million on new signings in the transfer window but they have made a worrying start to the new Premier League campaign at the London Stadium.

How have West Ham performed this season?

With seven games played in the top flight, the east Londoners sit in 18th place with just four points and one win to their name.

In that time, they have scored only three goals, the lowest amount in the division alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers, with a 1-0 defeat to Everton their latest setback.

After full time at Goodison Park, Moyes admitted that his side ‘didn’t play well’ but felt they deserved a point from the clash.

Last season saw the club pushing for a place in the top four once again and, although they ultimately settled for a spot in the Europa Conference League, another strong campaign was expected this time around.

That expectation only grew in the transfer window where they brought in the likes of centre-back Nayef Aguerd, striker Gianluca Scamacca and club-record signing Lucas Paqueta. They also managed to retain the services of Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen.

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What has Brown said on their situation?

Brown believes that West Ham are in the midst of a worrying run of form with Moyes yet to figure out his best side.

The journalist says that welcoming eight new recruits can be disruptive but that the manager now needs more from those who arrived in the summer.

When asked about the Everton display, Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “It was a very flat performance and it is a bit of a worry. They are trying to fit a lot of new players into the team there who have not really shone yet and the manager looks like he is scratching around for answers, trying to work out what the best system to use is and which players he needs to play where. That’s probably natural for a team that made quite a lot of signings, and some of them quite late in the window, but he’s going to need more from some of those players who have come in.”

Have the new signings been given a chance?

Of those who made the move in the summer, only Paqueta and centre-back Thilo Kehrer started the clash with Everton.

Scamacca, Emerson and Maxwel Cornet all came off the bench, but have largely been limited to starts in the Conference League.

It may well be time for Moyes to put more faith in his recruits and inject a sense of competition into the likes of Bowen and Pablo Fornals, who have so far underwhelmed this season with just one goal contribution between them.

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