Jarrod Bowen may have taken a while to get going with his output this season, but his performances since the very beginning of the season have been deserving of so much more.
The 24-year-old has been something of an unsung hero for West Ham so far this term, with his work rate both on and off the ball proving crucial on several occasions already.
One criticism, though, was that he wasn’t chipping in with any goals or assists. Last term he registered eight goals and five assists in 40 first-team appearances, but up until mid-September, he’d failed to register a single goal or assist in 21/22.
But now he’s off the mark with three goal contributions in his last three outings, with assists in the wins against Rapid Wien and Everton and a goal in the 2-1 home defeat to Brighton.
He could’ve and should’ve had more. It was his shot on goal that led to Junior Firpo to deflect the ball into his own net in the win over Leeds last month, while he’s averaging 2.3 shots-per-game in the Premier League, as well as 1.8 key passes-per-game.
So his relatively modest numbers so far this season don’t really tell the full story of the winger’s impressive performances, and surely it’s only a matter of time.
Now he’s off the mark with consistent contributions, it would be fair to expect him to start kicking on now and getting his name on the scoresheet more often.
Three goal involvements in his last three games ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ZCfiYMjyMU
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 19, 2021