Palace v Hammers- Can Pellegrini’s men complete a league double over the Eagles?

West Ham United will be looking to complete a league double over Crystal Palace when they square off against the Eagles this weekend at Selhurst Park. The Hammers come into this game on the back of an improved performance at home against Liverpool on Monday night, [Read more…]

Pundit Predictions- How will West Ham fare against Liverpool?

Game Week 25’s final fixture sees West Ham host Liverpool at the London Stadium. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will be keen to re-establish their five point lead at the top after seeing rivals Man City convincingly beat Arsenal yesterday evening at the Etihad. West Ham, on the other hand, are seeking to stem a run of three defeats- they go into this fixture on the back of consecutive losses to Bournemouth, Wimbledon (FA Cup) and Wolves.

The Wolves performance was the poorest of the lot, with a reasonably full strength Hammers side (including Marko Arnautovic who later had to hobble off with a foot injury), going down rather tamely at Molineux.

Few will give West Ham any chance against Liverpool, who have a fantastic recent record against them, but as we know, the Hammers tend to raise their games for big name teams, and the London Stadium is not an easy place to travel to, as the likes of Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal will testify to.

Let’s take a look at what various pundits have to say about their predictions for this game. [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…]

No Arnie, No Party- Five talking points from Bournemouth v West Ham

West Ham fell to a disappointing defeat at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth completed a league double over them with a 2-0 win earlier today. Both goals came in the second half, one a fantastic volley from the boot of Callum Wilson and other in stoppage time from Joshua King.

Let’s take a look at our talking points from this game.

No Arnie, No Party: It’s obvious that West Ham are a better side with Marko Arnautovic in the starting XI. However the striker’s head appears to have been turned by an offer from China, and he wasn’t even in the squad for today’s fixture.

The likes of Felipe Anderson and Samir Nasri had some good attacking moments, and those might have amounted to more, if the Hammers had Arnautovic in the final third of the pitch instead of Andy Carroll. [Read more…]