The West Ham star who has proven his doubters wrong – and it is not Jesse Lingard

Only 4 males have been concerned in each league recreation for West Ham this season. Three of them will likely be no shock, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Aaron Cresswell.

The fourth man in that listing would possibly come as some shock to folks who are not common West Ham watchers, as it is not the superb Vladimir Coufal nor the skilled goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. It is former Hull City man Jarrod Bowen.

The 24-12 months-outdated has turn into considered one of David Moyes’ most dependable gamers this season, beginning 23 of the 26 Premier League video games and showing instead within the different three.

Bowen is the Hammers’ third prime scorer with 5 league objectives and has added three assists.

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The attacking midfielder is second to solely Michail Antonio when it involves aim involvements this season at West Ham, a lot to the shock of former Premier League striker Dean Windass.

“I’ve questioned Jarrod Bowen earlier than. I questioned Jarrod when he left Hull. Was he adequate to play within the Premier League?” Windass instructed Football FanCast.

“He’s proved me wrong and he’s in all probability proved himself wrong the child. He’s a stunning child.”

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Bowen’s type has impressed his supervisor, significantly when he stood in for the injured Michail Antonio in February.

“I believed Jarrod did an awesome job tonight as a ahead participant. It offers us different choices and might need given Jarrod a little bit clean up as effectively,” Moyes mentioned after West Ham defeated Sheffield United 3-0.

“The historical past not too long ago right here is that any wingers who find yourself as a centre-ahead turn into superb so who is aware of if the identical factor can occur with Jarrod.”

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Jarrod Bowen celebrates after scoring in opposition to Aston Villa

Bowen’s performances have seen Moyes drop £25 million man Said Benrahma from the beginning XI.

Many followers thought Bowen could be the person to make means following Jesse Lingard’s arrival on mortgage from Manchester United, however in latest video games, it is Benrahma who has discovered himself on the bench.

The Algerian has began the earlier three video games instead, Bowen was alongside him away at Manchester City however that was solely the third time this season the Englishman was not on the sector from kick-off.

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Windass put Benrahma’s latest absence from the beginning XI right down to Lingard’s arrival, saying: “I feel in the event that they wouldn’t have gotten Jesse Lingard, Benrahma would have performed much more video games.”

As it is Benrahma and Bowen appear to be preventing it out for a begin in opposition to Leeds on Monday night time as West Ham intention to keep up their push for European soccer subsequent season, which is one thing Bowen has mentioned is the ambition for the rest of the marketing campaign.

“We are not too stunned about it [being in the European spots] as a result of we all know our high quality and we all know what the supervisor desires,” he mentioned.

“We have all purchased into his philosophy of wanting European soccer.”

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