Danny Mills claims that West Ham big talent Felipe Anderson is piling pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini with his disappointing performances this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds United and England full-back says that the Brazilian’s displays have been some way off the expected standard in east London and that the man in the dugout is feeling the heat as a result.
After going undefeated in five of their opening six Premier League games, the Irons have suffered four defeats in their last six, their last win coming against Manchester United back at the end of September.
Mills says that the likes of Anderson have not been up to scratch so far and that the fans are starting to question not only the players but the manager’s capabilities as well.
Asked about Anderson’s performances this season, Mills told Football Insider: “That’s where the manager’s come under a little bit of pressure. There’s a lot of talent, like Anderson, a lot of talented players in that side and they’re underperforming.
“That’s where the fans are starting to have doubts, if you’re below the levels that people expect, you come under pressure.”
Anderson has been a mainstay for Pellegrini at the London Stadium this season, starting 11 of their opening 12 Premier League games but contributing just three assists, none of which have come since the start of October.
The Hammers are sitting 16th in the top-flight table, with a clash against a Tottenham side with Jose Mourinho at the helm waiting after the international break.
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