West Ham vs Brighton Referee Watch- Seagulls winless in last five under him

The referee for West Ham’s first home game of 2019 has been announced, with Chris Kavanagh set to be the man in the middle when Manuel Pellegrini’s side host Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday evening. The fixture will be also be the Hammers’ first at the London Stadium after its capacity was officially increased to 60,000.

The Seagulls go into this on the game on the back of two highly encouraging results over the festive period- a 1-1 draw against Arsenal and a 1-0 win over Everton, both coming at the Amex Stadium. [Read more…]

Media Player Ratings- How did West Ham’s players fare at Turf Moor against Burnley

West Ham missed out on an opportunity to go 7th in the table as their 2018 ended on a disappointing note following a 2-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor. This was the Hammers’ first ever Premier League game with David Coote as referee and they put in an uncharacteristically flat performance, with fatigue perhaps affecting several players, as Sean Dyche’s side ran out comfortable winners. Burnley could probably won 5 or 6-0 if it hadn’t been for the Clarets’ profligacy in front of goal and the brilliance of Lukasz Fabianski between the sticks for the Hammers. [Read more…]

Five Talking Points from Burnley v West Ham- Hammers slump to disappointing defeat

Goals from Chris Wood and teenager Dwight McNeil saw West Ham slump to defeat to struggling Burnley at Turf Moor. It was a poor end to the year for the Hammers, who looked flat and were defensively all over the place.

Manuel Pellegrini made two changes to the side that had beaten Southampton, with Marko Arnautovic coming upfront and Mark Noble returning in midfield. For Burnley, inspirational skipper Tom Heaton returned to start a Premier League game for the Clarets for the first time since September 2017, with former Hammer Joe Hart on the bench for Sean Dyche’s side. [Read more…]

Burnley v West Ham predictions- How do the pundits reckon the Hammers will fare against Sean Dyche’s men?

West Ham will look to finish December on a winning note when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers have already had their best ever month in Premier League history, picking up an unprecedented fifteen points in December. Another three points against the Clarets will see them create another club record and potentially a Manager of the Month nomination for Manuel Pellegrini.

With Saturday’s results seeing Everton and Leicester both being upset and Watford drawing, West Ham will jump to 7th in the table if they win against Burnley. That’s a pretty big incentive, and would cap an almost perfect end to the year for Pellegrini after the club’s horror start to the season (they lost their first four league games) [Read more…]

Referee for Burnley v West Ham game announced- Will ref Hammers for the first ever time

The referee for West Ham’s league clash away at Burnley on Sunday afternoon has been announced, and it is David Coote, who was officially promoted to the Premier League’s list of referees this season.

Coote has been in charge of only five top flight PL fixtures so far, and is yet to referee a competitive game involving West Ham.

Coote, whose father played cricket for Nottinghamshire, has however already refereed a Premier League game involving Burnley. That was the Clarets’ 4-2 loss away at fellow strugglers Fulham in GW3. Prior to that fixture, Burnley had been unbeaten in five games with Coote in charge. [Read more…]