Referee announced for Man City clash- West Ham to play first game in over a year under him!

The referee for West Ham’s home game this weekend against league leaders Manchester City has been announced. 47 year old Andre Marriner will take charge of this clash, which will be West Ham’s first under him in over a year! He will be assisted by Scott Ledger and Simon Long, with Keith Stroud set to serve as the fourth official

Which was the last West Ham game before this City clash to be refereed by Marriner?

West Ham’s last game under Marriner came on November 19, 2017, with Watford beating the Hammers 2-0 at Vicarage Road.

Has Marriner been in charge of a West Ham-Man City Premier League game previously?

Yes, Marriner was in charge when City beat West Ham 3-1 at the Etihad in Round 3 of the 2016/17 season. [Read more…]

Huddersfield v West Ham Predictions- How do pundits reckon the Hammers will fare this weekend?

West Ham will be aiming to win back to back Premier League matches for the first time in nearly two years when they travel to the Kirklees Stadium this weekend to take on David Wagner’s Huddersfield. Several stats are on the side of the visitors- the Terriers have never won in the Premier League under the referee for this game, Chris Kavanagh and they have a poor league record in November.

On paper, this looks like an easy win for the Hammers. Town hadn’t even scored at home until Fosu Mensah’s own goal on Monday night broke that long drought- the victory over Fulham was also their first league win of the season.

Here are the pundit predictions for this HTAFC-West Ham clash on Saturday afternoon [Read more…]

Why West Ham should win on Saturday- Huddersfield’s November record under David Wagner

Earlier this week, we pointed out that the referee appointed for this weekend’s Huddersfield v West Ham clash– Chris Kavanagh, is one under whom the Terriers are yet to win a single Premier League game.

Here is another stat that should give West Ham fans plenty of hope going into Saturday’s fixture at the Kirklees Stadium- HTAFC’s poor league record in the month of November under manager David Wagner. The Terriers appear to avoid defeat in the first game of the month, but it seems to go pear shaped afterwards. Take a look below! [Read more…]

West Ham stars Masuaku, Snodgrass not called up for November internationals

West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku and Robert Snodgrass will not be seen in action during the upcoming November internationals after they were left out of their respective national squads.

Left back Masuaku, who made his debut for DR Congo last month against Zimbabwe, has not been named in the Leopards’ 24 member squad to play neighbours Congo. Apart from Masuaku, other high profile omissions from the DRC squad that played Zimbabwe include Benik Afobe and Jacques Maghoma. There is however a recall for Celtic’s Youssuf Mulumbu, who last featured for his country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. [Read more…]

Diego Demme West Ham | Leipzig star attracts interest from Hammers

According to reports in the papers today, West Ham are interested in RB Leipzig midfielder Diego Demme. The Hammers are short on midfield cover and played a midfield trio of Pedro Obiang, Robert Snodgrass and Declan Rice against Burnley with the likes of Carlos Sanchez and Hack Wilshere and Mark Noble suspended.

The trio did their job against the Clarets, especially Rice, who has excelled in his defensive role and is often the only member of the Hammers midfield to play the full 90. Rice’s performance impressed Jamie Redknapp, who said he wouldn’t be surprised if Man City came calling for the youngster. [Read more…]