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Nikola Vlasic (Midfielder)

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Nikola Vlasic

Split, Croatia
Squad Number: 11
Position: Midfielder
Born: 4th Oct 1997 (Split, Croatia)
Signed: 31st Aug 2021 (£25,750,000)
Contract: 5 years
Previous Club: CSKA Moscow

 

vs Rapid Vienna

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

His best performance so far, the assist topping off a game where he showed more intent, more energy and more threat. Much needed and good to see him adapting.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

(Replaced Benrahma, 70) Worked hard, as he has proven he does, but couldn't make a huge difference to the game. In his defence, as with Yarmolenko, Wolves went deep and suffocated space for the rest of the game.

vs Aston Villa

4-1: Sunday, 31st October
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 90) On for a few seconds to waste time.

vs Manchester City

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

Looked better off the right and had a turn of pace to get away from defenders, strong enough on the ball to stay in control. Brighter without being impressive.

vs KRC Genk

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

It is worth saying with Vlasic that whilst he has yet to do much that catches the eye, he was good in possession and worked hard. He also doesn?EUR(TM)t look particularly suited to the wide role, so it would be good to see him given a go in that number 10 position he prefers before Benrahma goes to the Africa Cup of Nations. One ball across goal deserved better from Bowen and Yarmolenko, both of whom are often too eager to step away from goal rather than make the run towards.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 30th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Seemed to be the central of the three supporting attackers at times but drifted out of the game even when we were on top. Moments of quality and bursts of inspiration, but not yet settled. Probably worth a go up front.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Saturday, 25th September
(Played 12 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals 78) For his defensive work rate alone.

vs Manchester United

1-0: Wednesday, 22nd September
(Played 21 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Masuaku, 69) Looked off the pace for about 10 minutes and then livened up and broke with speed to support attacks.

vs Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 19th September
(Played 90 minutes)

To his credit, he worked hard and tried to ensure he did the basics that Moyes required. But he wasn?EUR(TM)t in the game as an attacking threat enough. Possibly a better option than Bowen up front as he looks to have a selfish streak and a desire to score, and equally he may well have looked better off the right. There is more to come, and whilst he isn?EUR(TM)t setting the world alight right now, his desire to do the hard work and running is a big positive.

vs Dinamo Zagreb

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

A touch hit and miss, he made some simple things look difficult, and some difficult things look easy. It?EUR(TM)s encouraging how comfortable he appears on either foot, whilst his workrate was excellent. Some struggle to meet Moyes?EUR(TM) expectations for that in their early West Ham careers, but Vlasic looks to have the mettle. Chased the ball inside more than Bowen, but probably protected his flank far less.

vs Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 11th September
(Played 28 minutes, sub)

6/10 An encouraging start. He looked busy, motivated and confident to dribble too. Stood up to it physically in his 30 minutes. Promising.
Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nikola Vlasic did not play for West Ham during this season.