Home Kit without Sponsor, Vlasic chance, great Rice tackles & more- Talking Points from Sevilla 1-0 West Ham First Leg

West Ham gave a decent account of themselves but were beaten 1-0 by Sevilla in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tie. The Hammers had Declan Rice back from illness, but were without in-form winger Jarrod Bowen, with Nikola Vlasic handed a rare start. Here are our talking points from the game at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. [Read more…]

Two goals in two for Dawson, rare Rice mistake, Moyes vs Benrahma incident & more- Talking points from West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

West Ham fans endured another frustrating weekend as they drew 1-1 with relegation threatened Newcastle in GW26. Here are our talking points from the game at the London Stadium as the Hammers ceded ground to their rivals in the race for fourth place.

Two goals in two for Dawson: The central defender hadn’t scored a goal in the league all season before his stoppage time equaliser against Leicester. He now has 2 in as many games following this opener against the Magpies.

Given that set pieces appear to be West Ham’s most likely source of goals currently [Read more…]

Recent West Ham vs Newcastle H2H- At least two goals in every league game since 2015

West Ham take on Newcastle in the first Premier League game of the weekend, and here’s an interesting little stat ahead of this clash at the London Stadium.

The last 12 league meetings between the Hammers and the Magpies have ALL produced at least two or more goals, and one has to go back to 2014 for the last time there were fewer than two goals in this fixture. [Read more…]

First Yellow Card of the Season for Cresswell, Soucek & Coufal poor- Talking points & analysis from Leicester 2-2 West Ham

With Manchester United having drawn against Southampton and Spurs having lost to Wolves over the weekend, West Ham had a golden opportunity to solidify their own top four credentials against a struggling Leicester side. However a poor performance at the King Power Stadium saw David Moyes’ men squander that chance, and they could perhaps count themselves lucky to emerge with a point here thanks to Michael Dawson’s stoppage time header.

Here are our main talking points from this LCFC v WHUFC clash [Read more…]

First goal conceded from a corner by West Ham, Tale of two halves for Michail Antonio- Talking Points from Chelsea game

West Ham handed league leaders Chelsea a rare defeat as they stunned Thomas Tuchel’s men 3-2 at the London Stadium. The Hammers came into this game as underdogs on the back of disappointing results against Wolves and Brighton. Their defence was also weakened by the absence of both Aaron Cresswell and Angelo Ogbonna, which meant a first league start of the campaign for Issa Diop. However David Moyes’ men produced a fine second half performance to come from behind twice and edge this five goal thriller.

West Ham starting lineup vs Chelsea 2021 December

Here are our talking points from the game.

First goal conceded from a corner by West Ham in the 2021/22 Premier League season

Stunning as it might be to believe, Thiago Silva’s 29th minute opener was the first goal the Hammers had conceded from a corner in the league this season. The veteran Brazilian was given a free header, with Michail Antonio’s marking very suspect. It was also the forward who was robbed off the ball by Chelsea in the counter attacking move that lead to the corner.

Tale of two halves for Antonio

As mentioned above, Antonio was poor in the first half- he failed to hold on to the ball and gave away possession cheaply on several occasions as Chelsea bossed the game. [Read more…]