West Ham 0-2 Fulham Post Match Thoughts & Is Leverkusen Mission Impossible Already?

West Ham’s indifferent recent form continued as they slumped to a 2-0 loss in front of a 62,459 strong crowd at the London Stadium to Fulham. Here are our post match talking points.

Fulham do the double over West Ham for the first time since 1965/66!

It’s quite a remarkable stat- this was the first time Fulham had done the league double over the Hammers since 1965/66. There was an opportunity for West Ham to leapfrog Manchester United in the league standings following the latter’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth, but David Moyes’ side looked bereft of energy after an encouraging start (there was a shocking Antonio miss early in the fixture), and went down 2-0 to the Cottagers.

Was it right to sell the likes of Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma in the winter transfer window? The Hammers could’ve certainly done with the services of those two- the first choice XI have been played into the ground and looked gassed here- they managed only 3 shots in the second half (compared to 12 in the first half). Also look at Fulham’s bench for the clash- it was superior to what the Hammers put out.

Fulham lineup v West Ham 2024

Mistakes cost West Ham dear

West Ham’s defenders will not want to look at both Fulham goals again. The first one saw a mistake from Mavropanos, and the second saw some really lazy tracking back from the likes of Ben Johnson as he failed to keep pace with Andreas Pereira. Those are the kind of errors one can ill-afford while attempting to qualify for European football.

Chelsea could leapfrog the Hammers!

It might have seemed improbable a few months ago, but Chelsea are right in the mix for European footy currently and with Cole Palmer scoring for fun, one wouldn’t bet against them leapfrogging both West Ham and Manchester United in the league table come May. [Read more…]

Hammers beat Everton 3-1; Freiburg up next

An excellent performance from Alphonse Areola in goal, plus stoppage time goals from Tomas Soucek and Edson Alvarez (the latter’s first league one in WHUFC colours), gave West Ham a 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

The result, coupled with Man Utd’s 3-1 loss to City, means that the Hammers are now just two points behind sixth placed United in the table after GW27 [Read more…]

Preview- Everton (A)- Hammers start March with trip to Goodison Park

After registering their first league win of 2024 against Brentford last weekend, West Ham will look to make it two consecutive wins when they lock horns against Everton at Goodison Park this weekend. It’s also an emotional homecoming of sorts for Hammers boss David Moyes, who enjoyed some of his best years as manager at Everton in the 2000’s before taking up the Man United job. [Read more…]

West Ham starting lineup vs Brentford 2024- Paqueta returns to the starting XI

Lucas Paqueta makes a more than welcome return to the West Ham starting lineup as they take on Brentford in GW26’s final league game later today evening.

West Ham’s form was wretched in January without their talismanic Brazilian playmaker- they drew against Brighton, SUFC and Bournemouth, and lost to Arsenal (a 6-0 thumping), Man Utd and Nottingham Forest, and were also knocked out of the FA Cup.

This game is also a battle between two Umbro wearing teams- the Hammers and the Bees are two of the five top flight teams donning the double diamond in the Premier League this season [Read more…]

West Ham get Freiburg in the Round of 16

The Round of 16 draw for the Europa League has given West Ham familiar opponents in the form of Bundesliga side SC Freiburg. Bizarrely, the Hammers met the German side in the group stages of this very competition earlier this season, and won on both occasions. Unlike the UCL though, the laws for the EL draw do not prevent two sides from the same group from meeting again in the Ro16, and so we have three matchups that are a repeat of the GS clashes between the respective teams- West Ham v Freiburg, Sporting Lisbon v Atalanta and Qarabag v Leverkusen. [Read more…]