Noble, Fredericks and Arnautovic among West Ham players named in the Premier League Team of the Week

West Ham United completed a double over Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton by beating them 3-0 at the London Stadium over the weekend. Wins normally bring entrants into the Team of the Week, as it happened when the Hammers upset Spurs in Round 36.

Here, we take a look at different pundits’ TOTW and the West Ham players named in them. We had noted that Mark Noble had his best game in a while against the Saints, and the Hammers skipper is among those who features, with goal scorers Ryan Fredericks and Marko Arnautovic being the other two.

Alan Shearer’s Premier League Team of the Week for Round 37

The former Magpies legend had Fredericks and Arnautovic in his Team of the Week. West Ham had 2 representatives in his TOTW, as did Wolves, with seven other clubs contributing a player each.

Shearer TOTW Round 37 [Read more…]

Analysis- How far up can West Ham move in the table if they beat Crystal Palace this weekend

West Ham are in action against Crystal Palace this weekend, and doing a league double over Roy Hodgson’s men could be quite rewarding for the visitors, who could potentially break into the top 10 at the end of Game Week 26. That would be a fair accomplishment for Manuel Pellegrini with two thirds of the season gone.

Here’s a look at the potential permutations and the league table ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures.

8th- Watford 34 points GD -1
9th- Everton 33 points GD 0
10th Bournemouth 33 points GD -7
11th Leicester 32 points GD -1
12th West Ham 32 points GD -7 [Read more…]

Can Pellegrini’s men avoid fourth straight defeat?

West Ham will look to avoid their fourth straight defeat across all competitions when they host table toppers Liverpool on Monday night at the London Stadium.

The Hammers have had a nightmarish fortnight, losing to Bournemouth and Wolves in the league and getting knocked out of the FA Cup by lowly Wimbledon. Their fantastic December run now seems ages ago, and their season appears to be in danger of imploding. [Read more…]

Wolves v West Ham- Can Hammers bounce back from Cup loss?

West Ham will look to end the month on a high when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolves in a midweek Premier League clash. Victory for the Hammers will see them leapfrog Nuno Espirito Santo’s men in the league table, with only a single point separating the two sides going into this GW24 fixture.

West Ham fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat in their last league game against Bournemouth. With Marko Arnautovic not even named in the squad, the Hammers were forced to turn to Andy Carroll upfront and the lanky forward struggled to provide the same impact as the Austrian. Both goals came from counter attacks, with Callum Wilson’s brilliant volley putting the Cherries ahead and Joshua King wrapping up victory with a simple finish in stoppage time. [Read more…]

Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson named in Premier League Team of the Week for GW17

West Ham picked up a 2-0 win over Fulham over the weekend, rising to 9th in the table by virtue of their victory over Claudio Ranieri’s side. The Hammers, as mentioned by manager Manuel Pellegrini after the game, didn’t create too many chances, but were clinical with the few that they created.

While the likes of Garth Crooks (BBC) and Danny Mills (Sky) didn’t have any West Ham players in their TOTW, Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Savage thought a couple of Hammers did merit representation in their team. [Read more…]