Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma was the best duo of the English Premier League in August. West Ham was the most entertaining team who just scored goals for fun. The main reason behind this unbeaten run of West Ham in August is the excellent form of the Algerian-English duo. Both of them were also nominated for the Player of the Month award, and Antonio won it with having four goals and three assists to his name that month. A much-deserved award. It was a fun ride for the West Ham fans that season. But they were not able to continue that run flawlessly in September. There were a few stumbles somewhere. But even in those matches, the team’s performance was satisfying. It was just some luck that was missing for them. If this duo can fire up again then stakes on Westham betting will be high.
In August, the blistering form of Antonio and Benrahma helped the team to score ten goals from just three games in the league. The team scored four goals consecutively in two games. The match against Leicester City was pure entertainment for the fans. They thrashed the Foxes without any mercy.
After scoring against Newcastle, he drew with the former West Ham player Paolo di Canio in the club’s record goalscorer. It was just a matter of time for him to cross that record. In the match against Leicester City, he scored another brace and broke the record for becoming the club’s all-time top scorer. He celebrated that milestone by having his cutout. A celebration to remember forever on such a delightful occasion. We always talk about the journey of Jamie Vardy. Antonio also has such a similar journey to the Premier League. But the majority of football fans are not aware of it. He had five loan spells in four seasons when he was with Reading. He arrived at West Ham in 2015. He was right back at the club during that time. Right now, it’s not a bad record for the right-back turned striker.
With having three goals and two assists in seven matches, Benrahma had a perfect start in the Premier League this season. The fans might be thanking Jesse Lingard. Because last season, when the team had to sign Lingard on loan, they decided to terminate the loan of Benrahma and sign him permanently from Brentford. Till now, the club or the player have not regretted that decision. His performances are worth the money this season.
After the international break, David Moyes should take the team back to winning ways. The key for it will be the Antonio-Benrahma duo. Their performances will be the key that will decide if West Ham can remain in the top ten when they enter 2022.