Scamacca, Bowen give Hammers much needed win

Goals from Gianluca Scamacca and Jarrod Bowen- the first of the current Premier League campaign for both players, saw West Ham pick up three much needed points as they edged fellow strugglers Wolves 2-0 at the London Stadium in their first game after the September international break. The Hammers have traditionally been poor just after the international break in recent seasons, but were able to beat Bruno Lage’s side for only their second PL win of the season as they climbed out of the drop zone. [Read more…]

Starting lineups West Ham vs Wolves 2022/23- Cornet in starting XI

West Ham have made three changes as they prepare to take on Wolves this evening (2022/23 season, October 1). There is a rare start for Maxwel Cornet on the left wing, with Pablo Fornals dropping to the bench. The other two switches come in the form of Scamacca and Dawson, who replace Antonio and Coufal respectively.

Wolves have Semedo in for the suspended Collins, and their new signing Diego Costa is on the bench.

Wolves starting XI vs West Ham 2022 [Read more…]

Rice’s England and Kehrer’s Germany play out 3-3 Nations League draw

West Ham team mates Declan Rice and Thilo Kehrer were at opposite ends of the pitch for the England-Germany Nations League clash. The fixture ended in a 3-3 draw, with all six goals coming after the interval.

Both Rice and Kehrer played 90 minutes, but according to German paper Bild, neither were very effective on the pitch. Rice got a 4 rating for his performance while Kehrer given a 5 (1 is the best rating in this system)

Kehrer also got a yellow card in this fixture- Rice wasn’t booked though.


Areola’s France beat Austria, lose to Denmark

West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola had mixed success with the French national team on international duty, with Les Bleus winning one game (v Austria) and losing another (vs Denmark)

Areola was a half time substitute for Mike Maignan in the Austria game, which the French won 2-0 thanks to two second half goals. He started and played the full 90 against Denmark, with Les Bleus falling to a 2-0 defeat in Copenhagen.

Noted French paper L’Equipe gave Areola a 5/10 rating against Denmark, with opposite number Kasper Schmeichel getting a 8/10.


International Update- Scamacca’s Italy beat Rice’s England 1-0, Emerson comes off bench

Gianluca Scamacca started for Italy as they beat Declan Rice’s England 1-0 in their Nations League clash. The forward played 63 minutes before he was replaced by Leeds youngster Wilfried Gnonto. The solitary goal of the game came from Scamacca’s striking partner Giacomo Raspadori, who netted midway through the second half.

Another West Ham player- left back Emerson Palmieri was a late substitute for Italy as he came for Chelsea’s Jorginho. Jarrod Bowen was unused.

Rice, paired with Jude Bellingham in midfield, played the full 90.

Italy England Lineups