Payet makes second Marseille league debut v Metz, OM lose 1-0

Dimitri Payet made his “second” league debut for Marseille in their Match Day 23 clash against FC Metz. Payet, who had also played in the Coupe de France win over Lyon, was a second half substitute for OM against Metz, replacing Bouna Sarr nine minutes into the second half.

Unfortunately for Payet and OM, Metz won the game 1-0 thanks to Yann Jouffre’s 82nd minute strike. A disappointing result for OM, who were very poor on the road in the first half of the Ligue 1 season [Read more…]

Video Slaven Bilic says “Payet does not want to play” for West Ham

Watch a video where West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admits that Dimitri Payet “does not want to play” for the club. Bilic however reiterates that the club do not want to sell their best players.

Payet enjoyed a dream season with West Ham in 2015/16 after his switch from Marseille and earned a maiden call up to the French national squad [Read more…]

Dimitri Payet finishes 17th in Ballon D’Or Vote

West Ham’s Dimitri Payet finished 17th in the 2016 Ballon D’Or vote. Payet grabbed a single vote under France Football’s voting system (5 points for first, 3 for second, and one for third) and was joint 17th along with the Real Madrid duo of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Among Payet’s French teammates who were also in the 30 member shortlist, Antoine Griezmann finished 3rd behind Ronaldo and Messi while Paul Pogba was joint 14th along with Bayern’s Chilean star Arturo Vidal. Tottenham and France skipper Hugo Lloris didn’t receive a single vote (along with Aguero, De Bruyne, Iniesta and others) [Read more…]

Video Payet goal v Boro wins Goal of the Month Award October 2016

Dimitri Payet’s superb solo strike vs Middlesbrough has been named as the Premiership’s goal of the month for October 2016. The other nominees for the Carling Goal of the Month were Ozil (v Swansea), Holebas (v Boro), Fuchs (v Palace), Shaqiri (v Hull), Ramirez (v Bournemouth), Aguero (v WBA) and Costa (v Southampton)

If you’re not one of Antonio Barragan, Marten de Roon, Calum Chambers, Ben Gibson or George Friend, you’ll love this goal! [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet goal v Sweden November 2016 | Winner for France

It’s hard to keep Dimi out of action these days when he’s playing for France, and he again played a starring role for Les Bleus in this World Cup qualifier, scoring the winner for them against Sweden. Check out his goal v Sweden and the other ones scored in this game [Read more…]

Dimitri Payet named in list of nominees for 2016 Ballon D’Or

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet has been named in the 30 player shortlist announced by France Football for this year’s Ballon D’Or. He is only the fourth West Ham player to get his recognition, after the trio of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters (who were nominated for World Player of the Year)

Three French players have been nominated for the award apart from Payet- Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba [Read more…]

International Player Watch- Payet goal v Bulgaria (WCQ)

Dimitri Payet netted for France in their 4-1 win over Bulgaria last night- here’s a video of the goal below. More of a cross that landed in the back of the net, but it’s a goal to his name all the same! Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro were the other scorers for Les Bleus in this World Cup 2018 qualifier. [Read more…]

West Ham v Watford preview- Payet in line for Hammers return

West Ham’s first game after the international break sees Slaven Bilic’s side host Watford this weekend. The Hammers have had a difficult start to the new season, losing to both Chelsea and Manchester City and narrowly edging out Bournemouth for a haul of three points from their opening three games. However the good bit for fans is that Dimitri Payet is likely to return to the XI this weekend and we know how much of a difference he makes to this side [Read more…]