First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Manuel Lanzini (Midfielder)

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Manuel Lanzini

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Squad Number: 10
Position: Midfielder
Born: 15th Feb 1993 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Signed: 21st Jul 2015 (£9,000,000)
Contract: 4 years (signed August 2019)
Previous Club: Al Jazira Club

 

vs Chelsea

3-2: Saturday, 4th December
(Played 90 minutes)

If you could give man of the match for attitude, fronting up Reece James after curling in the penalty would take it. Calm on the ball when dropping deep, linked things well outside their box in the first half when more advanced. Deserved to start and repaid the faith.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Wednesday, 1st December
(Played 14 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 76) Just confidently keeping possession ticking over and looks to have regained the strength and speed to dribble away and keep possession. Not enough pace to be the counter threat of Benrahma, but the ability to keep the ball when he is caught and then use it more effectively than his counterparts on current form.

vs Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th November
(Played 32 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 58) Scored a beauty of a goal, knitted the team together centrally and again looked full of running and passing. It looks like there needs to be a place for him in the starting eleven on form.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 25th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Neat and tidy but didn't impose himself like he has in other games in the competition.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 20th November
(Played 32 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 58) Probably generous in that he didn't make a huge difference to the result or turn the side into a dangerous one, but the whole impetus in midfield changed thanks to Lanzini's smart work with possession. It's just moving into space quickly with short passes and moving the ball on with close control and an eye for where the next pass is. He should have been on earlier, and is looking worthy of a starting place with each performance.

vs Genk

2-2: Thursday, 4th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Being out on the right does not always suit him, but it was another European game where his composure in possession and the intelligence of his passes was key. Multiple chances came from his clever passing, which were not only made from wonderful vision but a perfect weight of pass too. Looked the likely man of the match before Benrahma took over.

vs Aston Villa

4-1: Sunday, 31st October
(Played 26 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 64) Came on to manage possession better than the team had been and he absolutely did. Lovely presence of mind for the assist too.

vs Manchester City

0-0: Wednesday, 27th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Combative when needed, so rarely loses the ball and especially responsible with it in deeper midfield areas. It isn?EUR(TM)t exciting always but it helps a team under pressure to have a player they can trust on the ball in whatever scenario.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 24th October
(Played 5 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 85) Only on for minutes.

vs KRC Genk

3-0: Thursday, 21st October
(Played 90 minutes)

His first-time passing is probably better than even Fornals and he controls possession in a way that makes him valuable on these nights, especially with a team lacking its usual rhythms from key players. Some of his passing around the area was excellent and deserved more.

vs Everton

1-0: Sunday, 17th October
(Played 3 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 87) Not on long enough to really make an impression, but passed well in central midfield when others were panicking.

vs Brentford

1-2: Sunday, 3rd October

Did not play.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 30th September
(Played 28 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Vlasic, 62) Got more involved and was excellent to stop a Rapid breakaway and start the move that got our second

vs Manchester United

1-0: Wednesday, 22nd September
(Played 90 minutes)

The right game for Lanzini. He can play his game wherever he is on the pitch, and against a side who wanted to control the ball, his ability to pass out of trouble was important. Linked a lot together going forward, drifting from side to side. These are games where you can see him being a more suitable option than Benrahma.

vs Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 19th September
(Played 2 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 88) Most of his time on the pitch was spent watching decisions being made.

vs Dinamo Zagreb

2-0: Thursday, 16th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Quietly brilliant, for me. He can be an acquired taste, but his control and passing in tight areas and under pressure is unmatched in the squad. Looks a perfect fit for European football and certainly proves now that he?EUR(TM)s a central midfielder.

vs Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th August
(Played 12 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Bowen, 78) Neat on the ball and tried to battle but came on to a game drifting to a draw.

vs Celtic

6-2: Saturday, 24th July
(Played 66 minutes)

Playing in a slightly unfamiliar role alongside Noble in the centre, the Argentinian was a more than able stand-in for Tomas Soucek who is still enjoying a late break.

vs Burnley

2-1: Saturday, 1st May
(Played 90 minutes)

Not a headline catcher, not an attention grabber, but Lanzini was quietly spectacular. In that deeper role, his composure was critical and he took down balls under pressure with skill and assurance. Looked an absolute natural, and an absolutely brilliant option for a third man in midfield in tough games with Rice and Soucek. Should jump ahead of Noble on this display. Comfortably had the most passes on the pitch and had a 95% accuracy. Some of those are short or in quick succession, but they are not pointless passes and helped the fluidity of the team. Lynchpin.

vs Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 24th April
(Played 21 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Noble, 69) Underrated as a central midfielder, considered an attacking player when he is good playing in his own half, receives the ball well and is tenacious. Hard game to get into, more so once curtailed by the referee being thick.

vs Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 17th April
(Played 3 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Lingard, 87) Looked comfortable on the ball, but he?EUR(TM)s not a dynamic final third player. If anything, he is closer to a natural central midfielder and may be of use as a Noble substitute or replacement, depending on the game.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 14th March
(Played 28 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Noble, 62) Probably our best outfield player in that he changed how we played and again proved how effective he can be as a bridge between midfield and attack. 100% pass accuracy is little surprise, it?EUR(TM)s just a shame that he couldn?EUR(TM)t get his feet or his mind in order when he found the Manchester United box.

vs Leeds United

2-0: Monday, 8th March

Did not play.

vs Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th February

Did not play.

vs Sheffield United

3-0: Monday, 15th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Not the headline grabber, not the one threatening goal or giving the assists, but what he did do excellently was link the deeper midfield to the attack, press in dangerous areas and flood forward with good movement to be part of the counter attacking trio. That player that is both part of the midfield and part of the attack is not one utilised by Moyes, not often anyway, and Lanzini is perfect for it, and maybe the only player capable in the side because of the defensive responsibility and the discipline to play safely and smartly in his own half.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Tuesday, 9th February

(Replaced Odubeko, 112) Had a few touches, but it was a desperate substitution with little plan and he came into a game that was basically dead.

vs Aston Villa

3-1: Wednesday, 3rd February

Did not play. Also unused: Andriy Yarmolenko, Ademipo Odubeko

vs Doncaster Rovers

4-0: Saturday, 23rd January
(Played 90 minutes)

Flourished in a no pressure game where he was a level above the opposition. His feet and his thoughts were too fast for his opponents and he was playing with a complete freedom.

vs West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 19th January
(Played 62 minutes)

Very unlucky not to score when his shot was blocked on the line, and he was otherwise neat, tidy and linked well with Cresswell and Benrahma. He is certainly better than Benrahma at collecting the ball from midfield and playing smartly in dangerous situations, but lacks the spark and acceleration to trouble defenders like his teammate.

vs Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 16th January
(Played 22 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 68) Defended well, linked attacks and is very good at quick touches and seeing movement. A lively performance, yet responsible and pragmatic too.

vs Stockport County

1-0: Monday, 11th January
(Played 68 minutes)

In the first half, he seemed to adapt thanks to his skill on the ball. Drifted out of the game as time went on, there was just no space to play and no movement in front of him.

vs Everton

1-0: Friday, 1st January
(Played 17 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 73) The fresh legs were almost as important as anything else, and you could see it in his defensive work, whilst he was the one who got forward when Antonio came close.

vs Southampton

0-0: Tuesday, 29th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Neat, tidy and clearly much more suited to this role than Noble. Didn?EUR(TM)t have the attacking dynamism of Benrahma but is much more suitable when becoming part of the defensive three in midfield.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Saturday, 26th December
(Played 45 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Noble, 46) The assist from the floor was brilliant, almost looked like one of Antonio's old celebrations, but it was his influence on the passing and link-up around the middle of the park that made so much difference. He always wants to come and show for the ball, which then made sure long and aimless balls forward were happening less and less. He's not back to the peak of his powers, but he's certainly back to being an effective option for this side.

vs Crystal Palace

1-1: Tuesday, 15th December
(Played 45 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 45) He influenced the game in a rather subtle way, just helping bridge the gaps in the side and linking play very well as he drifted back and forth, left and right. He made the side better, which is what you're looking for with a substitute coming on.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Friday, 11th December

Did not play.

vs Manchester United

1-3: Saturday, 5th December
(Played 15 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Bowen, 75) Basically a non-entity, really. It is hard to remember him being there, but the team appeared to have lost all life by the time he entered.

vs Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 28th November

Did not play.

vs Sheffield United

1-0: Sunday, 22nd November
(Played 14 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 76) Stayed disciplined and moved well with the ball in tight areas to keep some control when things could have started to get desperate.

vs Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 7th November
(Played 18 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Bowen, 72) Not really suited to the wide role, especially down the right. He worked hard defending and bringing the ball out, especially as West Ham's men in the middle looked as though they were tiring.

vs Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 31st October
(Played 2 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Masuaku, 88) No impact, but the game had basically stopped at this point.

vs Manchester City

1-1: Saturday, 24th October

Did not play.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

3-3: Sunday, 18th October
(Played 13 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 77) A substitute appearance of legend. What a goal. There are few players who deserve that elation and adulation more. 4 in 7 vs Spurs, 10 in 26 London derbies, 11 in 97 against the rest. How does it go in? Why does he try it? Who cares!

vs Leicester City

3-0: Sunday, 4th October

Did not play.

vs Everton

1-4: Wednesday, 30th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Much maligned these days, Lanzini was involved in almost everything going forward and linked with Haller, Yarmolenko and Anderson really well. Wasteful in the final third when shooting, but always looked dangerous and made things happen. Deserved a goal.

vs Hull City

5-1: Tuesday, 22nd September
(Played 90 minutes)

Much maligned these days, Lanzini was involved in almost everything going forward and linked with Haller, Yarmolenko and Anderson really well. Wasteful in the final third when shooting, but always looked dangerous and made things happen. Deserved a goal.

vs Charlton Athletic

3-0: Tuesday, 15th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Busy and always involved, will probably feel a little annoyed he didn?EUR(TM)t score as he got into the area a few times, but got the assist for Anderson.

vs Newcastle United

0-2: Saturday, 12th September

Did not play.

vs Brentford

2-1: Saturday, 29th August

(Replaced Fornals, 45) Our Argentine hasn't enjoyed the best of form since returning from a terrible injury in 2019 but there were glimpses of his former self here. Hopefully something to build upon.

vs Wycombe Wanderers

5-1: Tuesday, 25th August
(Played 90 minutes)

n/a

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 26th July

(Replaced Fornals) The best of the subs, getting involved in tight areas and moving with the ball well. It would be a shame to give up on him, he is showing signs of improvement and is our best player in moving the ball quickly and playing calmly in tight spaces.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 4th July

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Chelsea

3-2: Wednesday, 1st July

Whilst a 6 may seem low, he was on the fringes of the Lanzini we know and need. His role in the side, the one Noble had played the game before, is much more suited to Lanzini, who combines in tight spaces well and reads the movement of Fornals better than other players.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2: Tuesday, 23rd June

(Replaced Noble) Came on late in a team without any energy or fire. He probably should be starting above Noble but he isn’t making a great case.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-2: Saturday, 20th June

(Replaced Anderson) Thrown into a dead team, he couldn’t lift them. One shot that amounted to nothing.

Arsenal

0-1: Saturday, 7th March

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 29th February

Did not play.

Liverpool

2-3: Monday, 24th February

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Manchester City

0-2: Wednesday, 19th February

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-3: Saturday, 1st February

(Replaced Soucek) Like Fornals, it was too late and then he came in as basically a defender. Didn’t work, was the wrong call and somewhat pointless.

Liverpool

0-2: Wednesday, 29th January

Again, there were parts of his work that showed signs of encouragement. He kept the ball well, worked in tight spaces, and his pounce on Wijnaldum’s loose pass was the energy up front that will needed to win games, setting up Snodgrass for West Ham’s best chance from open play. His best under Moyes before was when he was close to the striker, so a system where he isn’t defender first, attacker later will be key.

West Bromwich Albion

0-1: Saturday, 25th January

A particular favourite of new manager Moyes and he was unsurprisingly involved in much of West Ham's attacking play.

Leicester City

1-4: Wednesday, 22nd January

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 18th January

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Sheffield United

0-1: Friday, 10th January

It’s nearly there for him, he woke up to play some nice stuff with Haller and Anderson, but he’s not sparkling and he should have played in Haller when pouncing on that Egan mistake. Whilst he wasn’t great, he was also the biggest threat in the second half, which says a lot about how tight the game was.

Gillingham

2-0: Sunday, 5th January

A particular favourite of new manager Moyes and he was unsurprisingly involved in much of West Ham's attacking play.

Bournemouth

4-0: Wednesday, 1st January

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 28th December

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Crystal Palace

1-2: Thursday, 26th December

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 30th November

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd November

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 9th November

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 2nd November

(Replaced Yarmolenko) Did start to show for the ball and try ensure it wasn’t Anderson alone trying to create. Very good assist for Snodgrass.

Sheffield United

1-1: Saturday, 26th October

(Replaced (Anderson) Ineffective. Would have been useful when the game was stretched.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 19th October

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Crystal Palace

1-2: Saturday, 5th October

Not on his game, didn’t really make anything happen in their half, missed a good chance in a rare foray forward and allowed his game to be forced into our half.

Bournemouth

2-2: Saturday, 28th September

(Replaced Fornals) His energy and ability to travel with the ball and pass in tight spaces was very necessary and helped the side back into the game.

Aston Villa

0-0: Monday, 16th September

Was the classiest player on the pitch and worked really hard defensively too. Had quiet patches but carried the burden when Anderson went off.

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Dovetailing with Anderson, the two were too smart and fluid on the ball for Norwich.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

Dictated what West Ham did well in the first half. Quieter in the second half, although set piece delivery was good.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

West Ham’s best player throughout. Made the goal, in more than just his pass, and had a quality on the ball that no player on either side possessed.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

Appeared disrupted by Fornals' substitute appearance, but that may just be that City stepped up their game. In the first half, he seemed key to every attack. His own heatmap shows an influence in nearly every area of midfield. Most touches, most passes, most dribbles - for West Ham - but faded dramatically. Did nearly score, in the only glimpse of West Ham playing football in the second half.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

The Argentinian looked lively and 'the man most like to' - which indeed he did, by scoring West Ham's first goal of the day.

Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July

Back in the team and back on the scoresheet. He appears to enjoy playing alongside Fornals.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 27th July

Match notes to follow.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

Not involved and often looked frustrated by the lack of notable support.

Manchester City

1-4: Wednesday, 17th July

A decent first half but like many others, faded after the break.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

Took his goal well, lovely link play between the lines and does his defensive shift too. Great to see him looking back to his old self, with a welcome break and a pre-season ahead of next season.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 4th May

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Saturday, 27th April

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Manchester United

1-2: Saturday, 13th April

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Chelsea

0-2: Monday, 8th April

Should have done better with his chance, but worked hard, linked well, got close to Arnautovic in the second half and did quieten down any Jorginho hold on the play.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

The only player who attempted any ingenuity going forward. Must have been quite a come down after a week away with Argentina. Maybe that’s why nothing came off. Needs to shoot earlier.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

There were moments of inspiration, and he did often add some drive through the centre, but didn’t create enough. Did well to win the penalty though.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Weird substitution, as he was one of the few passing forward who was finding players and not looking worried by Cardiff’s hassling in midfield.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Created space in the latter stages of the first half but the final ball wasn’t there and he didn’t see enough of it.

Newcastle Utd

2-0: Saturday, 2nd March

Controlled the ball for West Ham and was a delight. Final product still missing as rust comes off. Must be a joy to play with, always offering and creating a passing opportunity for a teammate on the ball. 97% pass success on 63 passes.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 27th February

(Replaced Nasri) Looked the only real threat going forward, another promising performance and good that he got 45 minutes. Could see him close to starting at the weekend. Created the only chance.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 13th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

0-0: Thursday, 10th May

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

(Replaced Masuaku) Comments to follow.

Bournemouth

1-1: Saturday, 20th January

Manouvers so well in tight pockets of space. Was so influential to West Ham's attacking play that they lost their flair when he was replaced due to injury.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

Very decisive on the ball, able to beat defenders and get himself out of tight sutuations with his quick feet.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

Two goals to his name, Manu was simply too good for Huddersfield today.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

Very decisive on the ball, able to beat defenders and get himself out of tight sutuations with his quick feet.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd January

Alongside Noble, was the engine room for West Ham's persistent attacks. Very good coordination and as ever, great close control.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

West Ham's focal point going forward converting defence into attack in a flick of a switch with his agility and intelligence.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 16th December

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

West Ham's focal point going forward converting defence into attack in a flick of a switch with his agility and intelligence.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

Wasn't at his best, but was the reason behind West Ham's success at set pieces.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

Provided one of the remarkably few joyous moments of the night with his goal and kept trying to push forward right until the last minute.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-2: Wednesday, 25th October

Comments to follow.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

Miles away from what he has been in the last two seasons. Poor passes and lack of skill.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Having been out for a considerable amount of time due to injury, he failed to find the rythm of the match. Did show signs of what he is capable of on his day.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

(Replaced Rice) Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-1: Thursday, 20th July

Replaced at half time by Mark Noble.

Burnley

2-1: Sunday, 21st May

Classiest act on the pitch in a match that was desperately short of class. Just pipped for MOTM by Ayew.

Burnley

2-1: Sunday, 21st May

You can always rely on Lanzini to produce a top class performance. Still as creative and tenacious as ever even in a deeper role.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 14th May

As ever the most skillful player in the West Ham team. When the ball is at his feet, anything can happen. Wasn't the best of days but there is one more match to remedy that.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Superb. Not the prettiest of goals but that’ll probably bother him about as little as it bothers the rest of us.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Well what can you say... He's different class. He makes things happen out of nowhere, turns defence into attack with one drop of the shoulder. His pace and intelligence unlocks defences. A massive goal that set West Ham on their way to a crucial three points. More than deserved his MOTM award.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-0: Saturday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 15th April

If we were going to do anything it was likely to come through him and Carroll. Probably the classiest player on the pitch in a match bereft of much in the way of class.

Swansea

1-0: Saturday, 8th April

As ever he was the focal point of creativity in a match that was rather short of the stuff. I do not want to see him dive again though.

Arsenal

0-3: Wednesday, 5th April

If we were going to do anything it was likely to come through him and Carroll. Probably the classiest player on the pitch in a match bereft of much in the way of class.

Hull City

1-2: Saturday, 1st April

If we were going to do anything it was likely to come through him and Carroll. Probably the classiest player on the pitch in a match bereft of much in the way of class.

Leicester City

2-3: Saturday, 18th March

At the heart of all the good stuff that we did. Fine free-kick. MOTM.

AFC Bournemouth

2-3: Saturday, 11th March

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 6th March

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Watford

1-1: Saturday, 25th February

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

West Bromwich Albion

2-2: Saturday, 11th February

Beginning to emerge from the shadow of that bloke who used to play for us. Constantly teasing and probing. Unlucky not to notch a double.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 4th February

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Manchester City

0-4: Wednesday, 1st February

Bar one chance in the first half, he was invisible.

Middlesbrough

3-1: Saturday, 21st January

Given a new lease of life as the team's primary creative force, the wee man enjoyed another decent afternoon.

Crystal Palace

3-0: Saturday, 14th January

Showed signs of coming out of the shadows. Pulled strings and we would all be raving about his goal were it not for…..

Manchester City

0-5: Friday, 6th January

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Manchester United

0-2: Monday, 2nd January

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Leicester City

0-1: Saturday, 31st December

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Swansea City

4-1: Monday, 26th December

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Hull City

1-0: Saturday, 17th December

Not at all unfortunate to be hooked at half time because something had to change.

Southampton

0-3: Sunday, 25th September

Wasn’t quite the same after being kicked out of the game. Like Payet needs to impose himself on the game more.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 15th May

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Some fine work for the goal but overall a little on the quiet side.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Saturday, 30th April

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Watford

3-1: Wednesday, 20th April

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 17th April

(Replaced Nolan) Enough useful touches to suggest that this may be a decent signing if he gets a run in the team.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

Flitted in and out of things a bit and his second half was more out than in.

Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 9th April

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

Quiet but took the goal well.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Fine goal and some excellent link up play throughout before tiring a bit in the second half.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

Flitted in and out of things a bit and his second half was more out than in.

Everton

3-2: Saturday, 5th March

The goal was an absolute beaut. I just wish he were English so he could be ignored by Hodgson and kept under wraps for international breaks.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Wednesday, 2nd March

Found it tough as Dimitri Payet's replacement in the centre of the park. Still managed to do what none of our strikers did though and found the back of the net late on.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 27th February

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Blackburn Rovers

5-1: Sunday, 21st February

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 13th February

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 16th January

A quieter game for him this evening – thugh he wasn’t shy of putting in what I believe we are supposed to refer to as “a shift”.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Was looking good until his untimely premature exit.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Was looking good until his untimely premature exit.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

(Replaced Song) A welcome return – in the second half he was everything that the luckless Zarate had tried to be in the first.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 12th December

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Manchester United

0-0: Saturday, 5th December

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Sunday, 29th November

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-4: Sunday, 22nd November

Found it tough as Dimitri Payet's replacement in the centre of the park. Still managed to do what none of our strikers did though and found the back of the net late on.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 7th November

The goal was an absolute beaut. I just wish he were English so he could be ignored by Hodgson and kept under wraps for international breaks.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 31st October

Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

Lanzini and Payet alongside each other? That purring noise you can hear is coming from me. Worked damned hard off the ball as well, though that’s not what catches the eye.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

Payet has been getting all the “best signing” plaudits but this chap has been a revelation. Yes his undoubted skills catch the eye but next time you watch him have a look at the donkey work he gets through to track back, Deserved the goal as reward for the hard work. MOTM.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 3rd October

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 26th September

Another not quite up to the heights he can reach but still not a bad game until he was subbed.

Newcastle United

2-0: Monday, 14th September

A quieter game for him this evening – thugh he wasn’t shy of putting in what I believe we are supposed to refer to as “a shift”.

Liverpool

3-0: Saturday, 29th August

Scored one, made one, popped up in attack, popped up in defence. In the city that the Beatles legged it from as soon as they could he was “Here, There and Everywhere”. MOTM.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 15th August

(Replaced Nolan) Enough useful touches to suggest that this may be a decent signing if he gets a run in the team.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Did not play.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Did not play.
Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.

Manuel Lanzini did not play for West Ham during this season.