West Ham Player Ratings vs Crystal Palace (A) 2017

Here is how West Ham’s players performed at Selhurst Park over the weekend against Crystal Palace- compiled from various media sources. The Hammers squandered a 2-0 lead and a big opportunity to register their first away league win of the season to draw 2-2 with the Eagles.

Not surprisingly, keeper Joe Hart, who had around half a dozen good saves to keep Palace at bay, and striker Andre Ayew, who scored a peach of a goal, are the highest rated players.

Angelo Ogbonna comes in flak, with his silly challenge on Andros Townsend giving Palace a route back into the game. [Read more…]

Crystal Palace vs West Ham Post Match Thoughts- Antonio Brain freeze costs Hammers

Michail Antonio’s last minute brain freeze cost West Ham dearly as they missed out on a golden opportunity to pick up their first away win of the 2017/18 Premier League season. The Hammers, 2-0 up at half time against arguably the worst team in the PL, paid the price for some questionable tactics and lack of composure as Wilfried Zaha, who had never scored against the visitors before this fixture, snatched an equaliser for the Eagles deep into second half stoppage time. It also broke a three game winning streak for WHUFC at Selhurst Park.

Palace, who had taken only 3 points from 9 games going into this clash, opted for a 4-4-2, with ex West Ham player James Tomkins taking the place of the injured Mamadou Sakho in defence and Reuben Loftus-Cheek in for James McArthur. In the absence of Christian Benteke, manager Roy Hodgson [Read more…]

West Ham Player Ratings vs Tottenham- How did the media see them?

Here is a look at the media player rating for West Ham after their stunning 3-2 comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.

Not surprisingly, Andrew Ayew got most of the plaudits, with the Ghanaian international being praised for his second half performance.

Edimilson Fernandes has also been appreciated for putting in a shift before making way in the second half for Pedro Obiang.

Also check out Manuel Lanzini’s ratings- we thought the little Argentine acquitted himself quite well after the interval after a quiet first half. [Read more…]

Hammers to play Arsenal in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup

West Ham’s reward for upsetting Spurs at Wembley is an away game at Arsenal after the Hammers were drawn against the Gunners in the last eight of the Carabao Cup.

The draw, supposed to be streamed live from Twitter UK’s headquarters, was delayed for nearly two hours, and eventually presented in the form of a pre-recorded video. The Premier League’s big four, surprise surprise, don’t meet each other in the last eight!

West Ham also reached the quarterfinals of the tournament last season, but lost 4-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic starring for the Red Devils [Read more…]

Post Match West Ham v Tottenham Carabao Cup Analysis, Match Report & Thoughts

West Ham’s first game at Wembley since the 2012 playoff final saw them conjure up a miraculous second half comeback as they netted three times in the space of a quarter of an hour in the second half to stun in-form Tottenham Hotspur, and make it to the last eight of the Carabao Cup for the second season in succession.

Slaven Bilic made NINE changes to the side that had lost at home to Brighton on Friday. Cheikhou Kouyate, on the right side of a back three (along with Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna) and Manuel Lanzini were the only survivors. Adrian replaced Joe Hart in goal, with Andy Carroll returning from suspension to take his spot upfront. [Read more…]

West Ham Attendances 2017-18 season | Crowd figures & stats for WHUFC home games at London Stadium 17-18

Here is a look at West Ham United attendance figures for the 2017/2018 Premier League season. The Hammers had the third highest average attendance in the 2016/17 league season (56,972), behind Manchester United (75,290) and Arsenal (59,957).

This season they’ve dropped to fourth owing to Spurs shifting to Wembley, which has a 90,000 capacity.

The London Stadium can accommodate more people than Anfield, Etihad and St.James Park, so we’d expect the Hammers to always feature in the top five [Read more…]

West Ham v Spurs- Crunch game for Slav?

After a dire performance at home against Brighton, West Ham will be hoping to bounce back when they make the short trip to Wembley to take on in-form Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers were abject against the Seagulls despite playing at home with potentially their strongest XI against a promoted team that had not won away on the road this season. The result lead to more calls among supporters and pundits alike for Slaven Bilic’s head but the Croatian gaffer has apparently been given this midweek clash against Spurs and the weekend league one against Crystal Palace to turn things around. [Read more…]