Belic, Knoyle and Lee have impressed for West Ham's U21s this season

Upton Park

Taking a closer look at three young West Ham United players.

West Ham United have impressed so far this season, with new manager Slaven Bilic getting some superb performances out of his side.

The Hammers have already taken all three points from trips to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City this season and with the international break upon us West Ham find themselves in sixth position, just four points off top spot.

But here we take a look not at West Ham’s senior stars but at some of the youngsters currently impressing for the club’s under-21s.

Elliot Lee

Striker Elliot Lee was one of West Ham’s regular players in the Europa League qualifying matches, scoring against Lusitanos in the process, but since then he has been consigned to under-21 duty.

So far this season Lee has scored two goals and provided one assist in four appearances at that level and he looks on course for another fine campaign.

Luka Belic

Considering he has only featured once for the Hammers’ under-21s to date, it may surprise some to find recent signing Luka Belic on this list, but his appearance was too good to ignore.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder arrived at Upton Park in mid-September and he made his first appearance for the under-21s in a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

Belic shone during his 45-minute cameo, providing an assist and capturing the imagination of those watching.

Kyle Knoyle

Kyle Knoyle is a 19-year-old right-back who has captained West Ham’s under-21 side twice so far this season.

He has also scored against Blackburn Rovers and provided an assist against Stoke City, proving what a good attacking threat he can be.

Knoyle is also able to play as a centre-back and he is definitely one to watch.

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