HAVING picked up a fantastic win against Manchester United, I was disappointed to see West Ham United come away from their game with Brighton & Hove Albion without a point.

It was not a great performance from West Ham, but I thought they created enough to warrant a 1-1 draw.

Marko Arnautovic passed up a good chance to score as the match moved into injury time, while Fabian Balbuena missed a sitter earlier in the half.

It’s a shame that Balbuena failed to score because if he had have hit the back of the net, it would have been the first goal scored this season by a defender.

Arnautovic has scored four goals in seven matches, so he just needs to keep doing what he is doing.

Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson need to score more goals and, if they do, West Ham could be on course for a top eight finish.

The Hammers cannot be reliant on the front three of Arnautovic, Yarmolenko and Anderson because, after a few really good performances, the other teams will now know what they are capable of.

They now have to deliver regularly, but the other players need to start chipping in with goals.

Goals from players like Balbuena every once in a while would take the pressure off the attacking players and it would make other teams open their eyes and realise it’s not just the front three that are the goalscorers.

International breaks always feel longer after a defeat but I think this one may have come at a good time.

West Ham had a hectic summer because of the managerial change and a number of new signings.

The break will give Manuel Pellegrini time to think about things and reflect on the Brighton defeat after a good run of form.

Arthur Masuaku has been criticised a lot for the Brighton goal which Glenn Murray scored.

I think Pellegrini now knows what his best line-up is, but I would say that the left-back position is still up for grabs.