Whisper it quietly, but the new Premier League season is not that far away now and, before you know it, we’ll but wondering just exactly what it’s like to not have football about…
Indeed, it isn’t long until we delve into another season of club football and so, as is customary at this time of year, it’s time to wheel out some season preview material.
Here at Rush Football, then, we’re taking a look at each Premier League club’s best four stars for the coming campaign and next up it’s Slaven Bilic’s West Ham.
See if you agree with our selections…
Antonio was West Ham’s best player last season and they’ll naturally be happy that he has stayed put for the new campaign.
He showed his professionalism and quality last year as he took on a number of roles on the pitch and performed well in all of them as the majority of his team-mates really struggled.
He’ll be eager to keep those levels up, then, in what is a World Cup year.
Lanzini was thrusted into the limelight once Dimitri Payet left and looks to be thriving in it.
We all knew his quality prior to that but since his ascension to becoming the club’s master-craftsman he’s seemingly gone to another level.
The next few seasons will see him enter his prime, too, and so the Hammers will be eager to see him spend that time with them.
Obiang, behind Antonio, was arguably the club’s best player last season with his displays in the middle of the park.
For sure, he wouldn’t have been considered for this list last season but he came on leaps and bounds as others went into their shells.
He’s got a great engine in the centre of the park and that cannot be undervalued whilst his quality on the ball has increased greatly – a top player to have about these days.
Reid is still the club’s best centre-half and is certainly someone you’d follow into battle with the way he leads at the back.
Without Mark Noble, he’d surely be the club’s captain and it’s going to be his job to bring Reece Oxford through once he returns from Borussia Monchengladbach.
In the meantime, another season awaits for the Kiwi and we should expect him to help keep shut-outs in what should be an improved campaign for the Hammers.
Have we forgotten anyone? Let us know!