Report: Silva identified star as Hammer’s major weakness and Everton exploited it

According to The Athletic, Everton manager Marco Silva saw England international midfielder Declan Rice West Ham United’s major weakness ahead of their clash at the weekend, and he asked his players to exploit space either side of him. The Toffees ran out 2-0 winners at Goodison Park thanks to sublime goals from Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson, ending their run of four consecutive Premier League defeats. Given Rice’s lack of pace, Silva decided to deploy the Brazilian and Alex Iwobi as two number 10s, with the former coming in regularly from his position on the left to create a numerical advantage’
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