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Sebastien Haller (Striker)

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Sebastien Haller

Ris Orangis, France
Squad Number: 22
Position: Striker
Born: 22nd Jun 1994 (Ris Orangis, France)
Signed: 17th Jul 2019 (£40,500,000)
Contract: 5 years + 1 year option
Previous Club: Eintracht Frankfurt

KUMB Awards: None.

Sebastien Hallar joined West Ham in the summer of 2019, as United broke the club's transfer record to bring the French striker to London.

He arrived in England for a fee of ?40.5million having averaged a goal every two games during the previous five seasons with FC Utrecht and Frankfurt.

"I feel really great; I think it's a really good opportunity for me to be here," he pronounced upon his arrival in London.

"It means a lot, it proves that the club really wanted me for a long time. I feel this desire to sign me and I'm really happy to sign."

 

vs Sheffield United

0-1: Friday, 10th January
(Played 90 minutes)

In the first half, he linked well with the two supporting players Lanzini and Anderson, but in the second half his touch often let him down and he stopped chasing balls in behind. His big chance was the header, and he blew it. Suffered as Anderson lost his way in the game.

vs Gillingham

2-0: Sunday, 5th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Missed an absolute sitter before finding the woodwork from an acute angle; he'll need to improve in order to persuade Moyes he deserves a regular spot in the starting XI.

vs Southampton

1-0: Saturday, 14th December
(Played 79 minutes)

Played up front with support around him and looked like the player who started the season. Who'd have thought it? Has won the most aerial challenges in the league this year, and that ability was crucial here as the side went front to back to unleash the strikers.

vs Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 7th December
(Played 20 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Anderson) Given little to do as the team had given up by the time he came on, but strolled about harmlessly and joined the malaise.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-2: Wednesday, 4th December
(Played 80 minutes)

Again, starved of meaningful service. But creators could argue that he's giving them nothing to use. If he doesn't have close runners, he isn't going to play well. He's playing poorly, but he's let down by the system.

vs Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 2nd November
(Played 90 minutes)

Drifted harmlessly and then seemed to actively try not to be useful in their box. Misplaced passes and bad touches throughout.

vs Sheffield United

1-1: Saturday, 26th October
(Played 90 minutes)

He didn't really link the attack, and for all the extra solidity in the middle, the deeper midfield three left Haller even more isolated. Some sympathy for him, especially when he's left alone to attack crosses against three centre backs. Less touches of the ball than Roberto and only seven more than Lanzini, who played 25 minutes.

vs Crystal Palace

1-2: Saturday, 5th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Did his work well, winning headers, turning defenders with use of the body and scoring a good goal, but should have scored first half.

vs Bournemouth

2-2: Saturday, 28th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Not quite as neat with the ball as usual, but that control from Anderson's cross to set up Yarmolenko was sumptuous. He is just clearly a quality player, his technique is excellent.

vs Oxford United

0-4: Wednesday, 25th September
(Played 33 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Holland) Added little to nothing to our attacking power.

vs Manchester United

2-0: Sunday, 22nd September
(Played 90 minutes)

Through no fault of his own, he wasn't a huge threat. However, he managed to keep the defenders occupied, dealing with and giving back some physical stuff, whilst being an outlet. Winning nine aerials in a game against Harry Maguire is impressive.

vs Aston Villa

0-0: Monday, 16th September
(Played 90 minutes)

A scrappy game for him, but his influence as a striker was really notable when the side were down to ten men. Holds the ball, passes well and draws fouls with lovely control.

vs Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August
(Played 90 minutes)

Put himself about well, linked with Lanzini and Anderson really well too and excellent to see another poacher's goal. Should have won a penalty too.

vs Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August

Did not play.

vs Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August
(Played 90 minutes)

His link play was excellent, held up the ball well and wasn't bullied by some very physical stuff in the Watford backline. Deserved his goals, one of which was earned by getting in the right place, the other some fantastic ingenuity, foreshadowed in the first half with the audacious and acrobatic mid-air backheel.

vs Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August
(Played 90 minutes)

Comparisons to Kanoute and Ashton have been there, but he reminds me of Teddy Sheringham, but not with the legs of the one we got. Ended with 91% pass accuracy after 100% in the first half. As a striker, dropping deep against the team in the league who are the best at winning it back with quick tackles and interceptions. His chest control was phenomenal. Quiet second half, not really his fault, is enough to give him a middle of the road rating. Promising.

vs Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August
(Played 76 minutes)

Scored on his home debut after just 80 seconds, a shame it was at the wrong end. Atoned for his error by playing a part in both West Ham goals. A promising start.

vs Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July
(Played 71 minutes)

Was a real handful for Berlin's defence. Scored his first of what will hopefully prove to be many goals for West Ham.
Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.

Sebastien Haller did not play for West Ham during this season.