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Javier Hernandez

Squad Number: 17
Position: Striker
Born: 1st Jun 1988 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Signed: 24th Jul 2017 (£16,000,000)
Contract: 3 years
Previous Club: Bayer Leverkusen

KUMB Awards: Best Signing 2017/18 (third place).

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Hernandez began his career in 2006, playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara, before becoming the first Mexican player to join Manchester United in July 2010. He spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Real Madrid, then moved permanently to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015.

A Mexican international, he is his country's all-time leading goalscorer (with 48 to his name, at time of writing). He made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia and is close to reaching a century of appearances for his country.

Hernandez is commonly known by his nickname 'Chicharito' (aka 'Little Pea'), which he wears on his shirt.

 

2018/19 Match Notes & Ratings

4-1 v Watford (a) 12th May 2019
by Chris Wilkerson3-0 v Southampton (h) 4th May 2019
by Chris Wilkerson1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 27th April 2019
by Chris Wilkerson2-2 v Leicester City (h) 20th April 2019
by Chris Wilkerson1-2 v Manchester United (a) 13th April 2019
by Chris Wilkerson0-2 v Chelsea (a) 8th April 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

Did what he could do reasonably well, but nothing was created and little was even nearly created in the first half.

0-2 v Everton (h) 30th March 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

(Replaced Perez) Given nothing to work with.

4-3 v Huddersfield Town (h) 16th March 2019
by Chris Wilkerson0-2 v Cardiff City (a) 9th March 2019
by Chris WIlkerson

A poor performance that reminds of his limitations. No threat on goal, not a good passer, dived needlessly in his only moment of influence in the box. Shouldnít have stayed on. 28 touches in 100 minutes of football.

0-2 v Cardiff City (a) 9th March 2019
by Alice Loveridge

His dive in the box was atrocious and a needless booking. He barely saw the ball and didnít have a shot on target. Not good enough from the striker.

2-0 v Newcastle Utd (h) 2nd March 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

Won the penalty excellently and his movement in and around the area was good. In a tight game, his penalty area threat wins points. A fascinating player to rate, as he can be anonymous but turn matches.

0-1 v Manchester City (a) 27th February 2019
by Chris Wilkerson3-1 v Fulham (h) 22nd February 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

Drew some fouls, but really did nothing but score. However, the equaliser turned possession into real control, as Fulham were rocked whilst we were buoyed. Clearly handball, clearly some intent, but doubt heíll care.

1-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 9th February 2019
by Alice Loveridge

He is just not taking his chances at the moment. He was quiet for most of the game and the one big chance he had, he blew.

1-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 9th February 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

Worked hard and won some freekicks, but fluffed his big chance.

1-1 v Liverpool (h) 4th February 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

Isolated at times, but was often very clever in his body position. Just sat in front of the centre backs when his teammates won flicks, either holding possession or drawing fouls. A good display, if unspectacular.

0-3 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 29th January 2019
by Chris Wilkerson2-4 v AFC Wimbledon (a) 26th January 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

The frustration is that if he canít be a striker that bullies a team like this by being too good, what is he? Did make himself available and create space for chances, even if he didnít take them.

0-2 v Bournemouth (a) 19th January 2019
by Staff Writer



1-0 v Arsenal (H) 12th January 2019
by Staff Writer



2-2 v Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 2nd January 2019
by Staff Writer



0-2 v Burnley (a) 30th December 2018
by Staff Writer



2-1 v Southampton (a) 27th December 2018
by Staff Writer



0-2 v Watford (h) 22nd December 2018
by Staff Writer



2-0 v Fulham (a) 15th December 2018
by Staff Writer



3-2 v Crystal Palace (h) 8th December 2018
by Chris Wilkerson

A goal made to look simple again by his brilliance in the box. Contributes more than heís given credit for in build up.

3-1 v Cardiff City (h) 4th December 2018
by Chris Wilkerson



3-0 v Newcastle United (a) 1st December 2018
by Chris Wilkerson

The goals were brilliant, his movement excellent, but his passing and understanding of teammates were quietly magnificent too.

0-4 v Manchester City (h) 24th November 2018
by Chris Wilkerson

(Repleaced Diangana) The pass to Antonio was brilliant, but he had little impact otherwise.

1-1 v Huddersfield Town (a) 10th November 2018
by Chris Wilkerson

(Replaced Diangana) Nearly made an instant impact when shaving the woodwork with a header having replaced the youngster at half time. Worked hard, but didn't go as close again.

4-2 v Burnley (h) 3rd November 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Obiang) Looked interested for a change and got his reward with a finely taken goal.

1-1 v Leicester City (a) 27th October 2018
by Staff Writer

Utterly ineffective which is baffling, given that this was a rare chance to impress from within the starting XI.

8-0 v Macclesfield Town (h) 26th September 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Antonio)

3-1 v Everton (a) 16th September 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Antonio)

0-1 v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1st September 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Antonio)

3-1 v AFC Wimbledon (a) 28th August 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Anderson) Replaced Anderson. Was barely involved.

1-2 v Bournemouth (h) 18th August 2018
by Staff Writer

Having finally been given an opportunity to shine under his third Hammers boss, fans could be forgiven for expecting more from the Mexican.

0-4 v Liverpool (a) 12th August 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Anderson) Replaced Anderson. Was barely involved.

 

2017/18 Match Notes & Ratings

2-0 v Leicester City (a) 5th May 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

1-4 v Manchester City (h) 29th April 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

1-4 v Arsenal (a) 22nd April 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 16th April 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

1-1 v Chelsea (a) 8th April 2018
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Fernandes) Comments to follow.

3-0 v Southampton (h) 31st March 2018
by Staff Writer

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

0-3 v Burnley (h) 10th March 2018
by East Stand Martin

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

1-4 v Swansea City (a) 3rd March 2018
by East Stand Martin

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

1-4 v Liverpool (a) 24th February 2018
by East Stand Martin

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

2-0 v Watford (h) 10th February 2018
by David Fletcher

Excellent work rate coming up trumps with the goal to give his side the lead. Good to see him enjoying his football again following the uncertainty about his future at the Club.

1-3 v Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 3rd February 2018
by East Stand Martin

With such a defensive looking side he was a lonely figure up front. Did remarkably well to get himself on the scoresheet with an impressive goal.

1-3 v Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 3rd February 2018
by David Fletcher

With such a defensive looking side he was a lonely figure up front. Did remarkably well to get himself on the scoresheet with an impressive goal.

1-1 v Crystal Palace (h) 30th January 2018
by Staff Writer0-2 v Wigan Athletic (a) 27th January 2018
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Bournemouth (h) 20th January 2018
by David Fletcher1-0 v Shrewsbury Town (h) 16th January 2018
by Staff Writer

An obsolete figure up top. Failed to hold the ball up well when in possession.

4-1 v Huddersfield Town (a) 13th January 2018
by East Stand Martin


0-0 v Shrewsbury Town (a) 7th January 2018
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

1-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 4th January 2018
by David Fletcher

An obsolete figure up top. Failed to hold the ball up well when in possession.

2-3 v Newcastle United (h) 23rd December 2017
by David Fletcher

(Replaced Ayew) Provided absolutely nothing to assist West Ham's cause.

0-1 v Arsenal (a) 19th December 2017
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

3-0 v Stoke City (a) 16th December 2017
by Staff Writer


0-0 v Arsenal (h) 13th December 2017
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Antonio) Comments to follow

1-0 v Chelsea (h) 9th December 2017
by Staff Writer


1-4 v Liverpool (h) 4th November 2017
by David Fletcher

Held up the ball well but failed to ruffle some feathers in Liverpool's notoriously shaky defence.

2-2 v Crystal Palace (a) 28th October 2017
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

3-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 25th October 2017
by Staff Writer


0-3 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 20th October 2017
by David Fletcher

about poor service but made little effort to get involved and put things right.

1-1 v Burnley (a) 14th October 2017
by David Fletcher

Was very affected by Carroll's dissmissal, having to take a more defensive role. However he did hold up the ball well and showed his skill on a few occasions.

1-0 v Swansea City (h) 30th September 2017
by Staff Writer

When playing out of position it's ubderstandable to see that his performances have been below par in the last few games. Has quality on the ball and an eye for goal which should incite the manager to play him down the middle as opposed to on the wing.

2-3 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 23rd September 2017
by David Fletcher

When playing out of position it's ubderstandable to see that his performances have been below par in the last few games. Has quality on the ball and an eye for goal which should incite the manager to play him down the middle as opposed to on the wing.

3-0 v Bolton Wanderers (h) 19th September 2017
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 16th September 2017
by Gordon Thrower

I donít know if itís by instruction, a function of the system or just down to the player himself but with Carroll on the pitch it seems a bit of a waste to have him stuck out on the touchline. The Foster incident showed how this could be developed as a partnership with just a little thought.

0-0 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 16th September 2017
by David Fletcher

When playing out of position it's ubderstandable to see that his performances have been below par in the last few games. Has quality on the ball and an eye for goal which should incite the manager to play him down the middle as opposed to on the wing.

2-0 v Huddersfield Town (h) 11th September 2017
by David Fletcher

As always, pressed high up the pitch and held the ball up well. Had one decent opportunity and unfortunately was denied by the crossbar. Very surprising to many to see him replaced relatively early in the second half.

0-3 v Newcastle United (a) 26th August 2017
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow.

2-0 v Cheltenham Town (a) 23rd August 2017
by David Fletcher

(Replaced Sakho) Very good holding up the ball and was full of energy popping up in all sorts of positions.

2-3 v Southampton (a) 19th August 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Great poaching skills which gives cause for optimism in the future.

0-4 v Manchester United (a) 13th August 2017
by David Fletcher

Gave his absolute all for the team, he still had belief even though the rest did not. He was forever pressing, closing down and trying to receive the ball high up the pitch in order to get involved more. Hardly got any service from his team mates. He will be expecting much more from them in the matches to come.

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

Javier Hernandez is yet to play this season.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

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2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

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2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

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2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

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2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Javier Hernandez has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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