Against Burnley, this afternoon, the Hammers support will be hoping their side can get the three points on offer, to end a miserable run of form that has coincided with a slip down the Premier League table and an exit from the Carabao Cup.
If that is to be the case then the Hammers support will be looking towards their expensive signing, Felipe Anderson, to have a decent game.
Anderson, signed from Lazio for £36 million in the summer, has been, so far this season, one of those players that can be a little infuriating.
At times, it is easy to see why the club paid such a huge fee for his services but at other times his inconsistency can be so infuriating.
Ahead of the fixture, against Burnley, at his pre-match press conference, Manuel Pellegrini was asked about Anderson’s indifferent performances with the BBC, quoting the Chilean as having remarked:
“I think Felipe is not happy, I think everyone is not happy. He has demonstrated he can do more.
“He has good moments in games, bad moments as well, but he is not the first player who will need some time to adapt to the Premier League.
“What I don’t have any doubt about Felipe is his commitment to the team, his performances he knows he must improve but he is giving his best.
“I trust him a lot – he is a player that can make mistakes but give you different things also.”
Would it be too much to ask for the real Felipe Anderson to reveal himself this afternoon and propel the Hammers to a win we so desperately need?