Could West Ham be better off without Javier Hernandez in the line-up?

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

Javier Hernandez is West Ham's top scorer in the Premier League this season, but their first win coincided with him stepping out of the limelight.

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic (R) gestures to West Ham United's Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta during the English Premier League football match between West Ham...

Slaven Bilic would have breathed a huge sigh of relief as West Ham United finally tasted victory in the Premier League on Monday, seeing off Huddersfield Town with two second-half goals.

The Hammers boss opted for a change in formation, favouring a 3-4-3 with Michael Antonio, Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez in attack, but the home side were not sparked into life until the introduction of Andre Ayew from the bench.

Ayew arrived in place of Hernandez before Pedro Obiang's deflected strike opened the scoring - the former Swansea City forward then doubling the lead.

West Ham United's French-born Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew (top) celebrates wtih West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll after scoring their second goal during the English Premier...

West Ham had earlier looked dangerous with Antonio pushed into a more attacking area and allowed to roam, while Carroll impressed, but it was a worrying evening for Hernandez.

Not only did his substitution precede West Ham's goals - one of which was scored by his replacement - but the Mexico international is badly out of position on the left.

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.

While he is a striker that thrives on scraps in the penalty area, he cannot offer the same attributes as Carroll - attributes that were key at London Stadium.

Not only would Hernandez find himself behind Carroll for the main striking role, Bilic must also consider that Ayew, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini are all better options on the left.

West Ham have a wealth of attacking options and, while Carroll is fit, their new system might be better suited to other players.

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