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…]

Player Watch Video | Dimitri Payet goal vs Iceland at Euro 2016

France beat Iceland 5-2 last night in Saint-Denis to set up a semi-final clash against world champions Germany, and West Ham’s Dimi Payet was again a key player for Les Bleus, scoring one of their five goals in the fixture. Check out Payet’s goal v Iceland below [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet celebrates birthday with fantastic free kick v Russia

Dimitri Payet celebrated his 29th birthday in style with this fabulous free kick against Russia. France won 4-2, with Kante, who shares his birthday with Payet, also scoring. How often do you get to see two players from the same national team scoring on their birthday? [Read more…]

Dimi named Player of the Year at London Football Awards

Another feather in the cap of Dimi Payet as he was named Player of the Year at the London Football Awards last night. Dimi pipped Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Willian (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Spurs) and Odion Ighalo (Watford) to the award following a fantastic debut season where he’s been nothing short of inspirational for the Hammers [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet scores glorious free-kick vs Blackburn

Dimitri Payet continues to star for us, and here is a video of him scoring a glorious free kick in the FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Got a nice hug from Slav at the end! [Read more…]

Video- Beautiful Enner Valencia & Payet free kick goals give Hammers victory against Cherries

Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia both showed their class last night as West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1. Both scored very, very good free kicks after Harry Arter’s first ever Premiership goal had put the Cherries ahead. Check out this video from the game- a very entertaining clash, both goalkeepers kept busy, with some cracking goals thrown in.

Three straight wins in the league after Christmas. And the club’s official Twitter feed even had something cheeky to say to poor old Mark Lawrenson. Must admit that I was a bit worried at half time though! [Read more…]

Reid and Moses out till New Year- Bilic blames Chadwell Heath

Winston Reid and Victor Moses are expected to be out for an extended period of time, adding to West Ham’s injury woes. Reid was injured in training on Wednesday and will have a scan tomorrow to determine the nature of his injury, but Bilic has already said that the initial diagnosis is not good and he will be out for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

Moses picked up his injury in the game against United last weekend, and is set for a similar spell on the sidelines.

The duo joining an increasing crowded injury list, but what will worry Bilic is that the players who are on the treatment table are among his most influential- the likes of Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini have been key to West Ham’s success this season. [Read more…]