STATS: Payet's possible replacements

Sport360 staff 16:49 16/01/2017
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The Frenchman wants to leave the east London outfit.

West Ham fans let out a sigh of relief after their impressive win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini, as well as an impressive scissor kick effort from Andy Carroll couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

The heavy defeat to Manchester City and ongoing row with Dimitri Payet spelled doom and gloom for the Hammers faithful.

And it is now imperative the London club offload the Frenchman – who has asked to leave the club – during the January transfer window.

Five men boast similar numbers to the once deemed irreplaceable midfielder – these are the stars the claret and blue should set their sights on:

As you can tell, while Payet is a prized assistman, his potential substitutes do not lag significantly behind. In fact, Benfica’s Pizzi boasts more goals (six) with the same games played, which could help alleviate the goalscoring burden off the men upfront.

While the Frenchman’s presence in the final-third mustn’t be brushed aside, West Ham may require a substitute who can relieve pressure off the back four in moments of difficulty.

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