Speaking to the official West Ham website, 799-game Hammers legend Billy Bonds has praised the style of football the club have been playing this season, singling out Chelsea loanee Victor Moses for the ‘fantastic’ performances he has put in.
Bonds said: “It has been a great start for the Club and most of the signings have worked. Moses looked fantastic against Newcastle and we have been playing on the break away from home which has suited our style. We have got a lot of pace upfront and it is a great start [to the season].”
Despite not outlining a counter-attacking philosophy when named head coach, Slaven Bilic has his team playing a system on the break, and it has worked excellently this term.
Although struggling at home to impose themselves on games, their style of play has proven to be perfect when playing away from home, having secured victories over Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Playing in this style requires a great set of attacking players, all of whom possess pace and the mobility in the final third to complete whatever role is required of them.
This is why Bonds has singled out Moses for praise, with the on-loan Chelsea winger excelling in a team who are utilising wingers to their best effect.
He has looked back to his best, and playing in a system suited to his talents has made the winger one of the best performing players in the league.
If Moses continues to play as he has been, West Ham are going to benefit for the entire season, and there is just no guessing how high up the league table they could finish.