West Ham host Bournemouth tonight and we asked our fans to give their thoughts and suggestions for David Moyes ahead of kick off.

One key and regular thought from many has been to give Flynn Downes his second consecutive start in the Premier League following his appearance against Liverpool last week.

Downes has been a big performer whenever called upon by David Moyes, especially in European competition, and this has many fans wanting the summer signing selected ahead of Tomas Soucek to partner Declan Rice in the middle of the park.


Another big shout from fans is for David Moyes to be more daring in his approach to attacking the opposition, with many arguing the case that this match against Bournemouth is the perfect opportunity for Moyes to test playing Scamacca and Antonio alongside eachother.

Antonio has proven on many occasions for West Ham that is is versatile, and can be very effective when playing on the wing also. So the question is should Moyes drop a winger in favour of Antonio, or does he do the unthinkable and play with 2 strikers up top?

If there has been one consistent frustration this season, it’s been our tendency to start games with the caution of a rabbit crossing a dual carriageway. It was certainly the case on Wednesday when many felt we showed Liverpool too much respect in the opening exchanges. By the time we really asserted ourselves in the second half, and were arguably the better team, it was just too late to rescue what would have been a well-deserved point.

The consensus is that we can’t afford that same hesitation against a Bournemouth side that is showing some fighting spirit under Gary O’Neil, only losing 1 out of their last five league games. If they build confidence, they could make it an extremely difficult night’s work for the Hammers.

Do we need to throw caution to the wind?

We thank our fans for their suggestions and look forward to receiving your thoughts after the game for our fans’ reaction.